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11-14-2012, 02:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Orrthebest View Post
You should get your facts straight. Bettman had nothing to do with the 24% rollback that was the PA's idea.
That's exactly true, and IMO one of the biggest gaffes that the Goodenow-led NHLPA ever made. It was supposed to be their "shocking" response to NHL's demands for a cap system that the PA hoped would entice enough owners to abandon the cap for a quick fix, but instead Mr. Bettman took the PA's own idea, incorporated it into the NHL's own offer, and was able to get the PA's signature on it after they came shuffling back to the table.

That rollback stings the PA like nothing else because they know they ultimately have only themselves to blame.

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