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11-15-2012, 02:47 PM
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Originally Posted by bp13 View Post
The fact that this is a financial stalemate, and not a fundamental one, is what pisses me off most.

However, I suppose that means this is technically the easiest stalemate to resolve since eventually one party will reach their breaking point, and both parties need each other. This is why I've always felt this isn't a negotiation so much as a game of chicken, and I think both sides have a line in the sand where they intend to swerve, and I bet both lines are before the entire season is lost.
I don't think the owners need the players as much as the players need the owners.

In the context of the NHL, it may be equal, but most, if not all, the owners have other sustainable sources of income. The profit or loss of the NHL club they own is likely a drop in the bucket compared to what their other ventures generate for them.

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