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11-14-2012, 09:02 PM
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Originally Posted by guyincognito View Post
IT ENDED UP IN COURT. The players struck because the "current agreement" at that time was favorable to the league. The strike failed, the union nuked itself, there were 75,000 court cases and *individual players* won court cases that forced an agreement where the league got a cap and the players got FA. And the reason there was labor peace was that the union pretty much obliterated itself in this process.

This was hardly peace, what happened in the NFL in the late 80's is the worst case scenario for any NHL lockout. The only difference is that the prior terms are favorable to the players, instead of the league, which it was in the NFL debacle.
I already covered the litigation angle from the NFLPA and how PT bridged the gap to bring labor peace to the NFL.

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