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11-15-2012, 08:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Whydidijoin View Post
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.
Did the players write their own contracts them and forge Leipold's signature?

They were signed in good faith.

I will never understand individuals expecting players to just roll back their salaries, can you imagine that happening to you by your employer? I know I wouldn't really be keen on it happening.

Anyway, timelines are inconsequential as well. We're all well aware of the ramifications of delaying, but there certainly hasn't been a palpable sense of urgency despite how long it took the PA to get to the table.

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