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11-15-2012, 09:11 PM
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Originally Posted by rdawg1234 View Post
I think the PA was idiotic after about the first week of November.

They're at the point of no return where so much money has been lost that no deal will help them gain back more financially.

If they were smart, they'd counter, Keep UFA/arbitration the same, accept make-whole/linkage(maybe add in a few million on tom). Ask for 12 year contract limits and keep the 5% variance stuff. The NHL has given them numerous small benefits in their offer(Single hotel rooms, more medical and training personell etc.).

Just end it seriously, there isnt much room to move for the PA, anywhere but directly towards the NHL's offer will get tossed out the door.

Do they want to miss another 100-200 million dollars in paycheques?
I agree if they would have taken the 82 game schedule and bargained for better % of the make whole hockey would be going on as we speak. Instead they cut their nose off their face and here we sit. The biggest prob with the PA is their mentality the biting the hand that feeds them and us against them crap will only cost them money.

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