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11-15-2012, 03:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Rinzler View Post
I disagree. I believe they are willing to flex on some of the contract issues. The problem is that the players aren't countering.

I personally believe the owners would move from the 5 year max to something managable like 7-8 years and are also probably willing to move off the arbitration rules.

Heck if the players entered into a serious dialogue, I bet they might even get that extra year back too.

The contract max, 5% variance and the 2 year ELC is all they really want. The rest are there so that they can come to a middle ground.
Last time they meet, it's not what Bettman said, he told the PA that they were past "give and take" on that issue.

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