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11-14-2012, 06:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Broad Street Elite View Post
No matter whether you are "pro" PA or NHL, you need to accept a pretty simple reality. The longer this goes on, the more power the owners have. Ownership is a smaller more wealthy group who can stay aligned. The longer this goes on, the more you expect to see frays in the union solidarity. Some of the fringe NHL players start to see their opportunity to make any money out of professional sports fade away.

From an ownership perspective, we're rapidly reaching the point of no return for this season. Once this season is officially lost, you'll absolutely see ownership play hardball.
Agree 100%.

I can only speculate, but I'd imagine if this lockout lasts the entire season that the NHL will take away the 1.9B gaurentee for year 1 off the table and revert to flat out rolling back of salaries to 50/50 (12% paycut).

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