Mark Recchi's advice to players is to sign CBA now
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11-13-2012, 11:48 PM
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Round and round we go. NHL also wants contracting issues changed, but.... putting that aside, is this an eternal maxim? Players are always better off earning X% than zero, while owners are always better offer ratcheting their share upwards since X% for the players is still greater than zero?
The bigger the pie, the more work stoppage stings for both parties.
I don't think 50/50 is unreasonable or that the owners will demand players giving up salary every CBA. The players have come from 74% to 54-57% so obviously they feel they are giving up every time but it's because of where they started from.
This year the players knew it would be 50/50, knew that 50/50 is very reasonable and they still weren't willing to work with the league to get there but had to take a fight for the sake of taking a fight.
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