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11-15-2012, 02:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Scurr View Post
The only money the players are claiming a right to is there on their contracts, along with their owners signature.
The CBA itself is yet another contract, one that supersedes all others. The players were entirely aware adjustments and/or amendments could be made subsequent to its expiration. To claim otherwise is disingenuous on behalf of the players. No one is arguing the owners are absent of blame, and I certainly agree they need to abandon these "old boy's club" ways. However, the players are equally at fault for the persistence of this lockout.

Personally, were I the PA. My counteroffer would be in the vicinity of: $250-300m in the "make whole" arrangement and acceptance of the 5% variation clause on contracts. If they insist on capped contract length, I counter with lower UFA status.

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