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11-15-2012, 07:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Fugu View Post
Starting negotiations a year ago would not have changed how much the NHL wanted in concessions. It's not the timing of the negotiations but the extreme terms from the NHL that delay resolution.
Starting negotiations a year ago would have led to a similar offer we have now, but sooner.

Instead, the NHLPA waited until the last minute, pushed the cap up in the off-season, and now is trying to get the salaries signed in the off-season, that were already in favour of the players, guaranteed. Which just pushes the talks even further apart. And they accuse the NHL of negotiating in bad faith? Hah.

What about the NHL offer is extreme? Every part has a legitimate reason.

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