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11-15-2012, 04:32 PM
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Originally Posted by albator71 View Post
The players are not obligated to accept a deal just because the NHL says it's the best they can do. The players distrust Bettman and with good reason, right now Bettman and the owners are trying to shove their proposal down the players throat. The players have to stand up do this dictator once and for all.
This is what I'm talking about. You supposedly pro-PA guys don't even care if these guys throw away a 20% of their career earnings or their entire career. You just want them to 'stick it to the man' or some other foolish romantic notion.

They should NEGOTIATE using the NHL framework because they should be looking after their own best short and long term self interests, none of which are being served by their own freaking union.

For example, if the NHLPA really wanted to soften the cap with let's say a luxury tax, why haven't they proposed one yet formally? We only have about a week to get a deal done to start December games. Any radical idea the PA would want to implement would take longer to introduce now and further delay a deal.

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