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11-15-2012, 03:06 PM
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Rinzler
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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 think the financial divide is largely behind us now. It's the contract issues that are the sticking point. More or less the players and league agree in principal on a 50/50 split and the league has funded the decrease. They don't publicly say so but they agree on that, which is why they've moved on to the next and seemingly larger issue of contract issues.

The players have seen their last cap circumvention retirement contract. I am more sure of that going into this than the 50/50 split.

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