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11-15-2012, 09:11 PM
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Originally Posted by rdawg1234 View Post
And they've gotten benefits from it.

And they wont be losing much salary.

And they'll be getting raises starting 2014-2015ish because revenue will grow.

This isn't take a permanent 10%(less with make-whole stuff) cut, this is a take a small cut now, then gain much much more later on.

They get more benefits and better treatment behind the scenes, contracts get slightly modified a bit to benefit the league as a whole.

Both sides will win in the end, just like the players won alot last time.
I'm with you, I think Fehr has done a great job for the players in terms of getting what was not in the NHL's "best offer". If they will discuss the contract rights and the PA still says no, then I would probably support the owners. I do believe, however, the contract rights gets this deal done. When you put an ultimatium down that says you can get your "make whole" that seems to be iffy on actually being "make whole" only if you accept everything we say... I dont' see how that helps anyone. League got to 50/50, PA gets make whole, the rest should be negotiated. neither should accept that's all I'm taking or giving.

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