Mark Recchi's advice to players is to sign CBA now
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11-13-2012, 11:35 PM
Join Date: Jul 2003
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I'm not sure if the people here are hard-headed or NHL stooges, but the whole idea that the players are LOSING money by not signing a deal is obviously wrong even from the most superficial look at the situation. Yes, the players may come out of this season only with less total pay that if they had made a deal earlier, but the fight is about the next 10-15, 30 seasons. it is about 3-7% or whatever in lost player pay over 30+ seasons, not this season. giving up ground has a long term impact on pay beyond the contract... honestly isn't that ALMOST immediately obvious...? why do people keep vomiting up this same limp argument?
What will determine the financial health of the player collective in the future is revenue growth. Not labor strife every 6-7 years to show the league that players won't be pushed around, only to waste lots of time and money and then being forced to accept the owners proposal because the players doesn't have the ability to survive without NHL in the way owners can.
I'm sure the windmills are very impressed, but it's time to stop fighting them every chance you get.
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