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11-15-2012, 03:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Scurr View Post
The league is not and has not been healthy. The last cba was going to rectify it, and the one before that.
The league is healthier now than it was before those lockouts.

The last lockout probably would have been more of an impact, but transportation costs have risen significantly, and the global recession hurt a lot. Not to mention the player share went from 54% to 57% because revenue grew so fast (even though profits weren't).

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Originally Posted by Scurr View Post
No, they weren't guaranteed for the dollar amount but that doesn't mean they have to accept whatever the league is offering.

They cheated the system by accepting contracts that were offered by these teams? That is ass backwards.
If they ever want to play in the NHL again, they essentially do just have to accept what the league is offering.

What makes you think the teams are the ones offering these contract terms? How do you know it wasn't the players demanding bonus money, 15 years, front loading, etc. and saying "sign it or I go to ____". In fact, that is likely exactly what happened, and now the players want to act the victims.

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