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11-15-2012, 09:20 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?
People keep arguing this but he PA's job is to look at this as a whole moving forward. 57% last year means it's 50% this year, meaning the NHL look for 47% at the next lockout. They are fighting for more today, leaving more come the next cuts. Moving forward, the savings (percentage wise) will dwarf the losses this year - just not for the older individual players.

Owners handed out large deals and cried poor, as little as 24hrs before the lockout. Both sides made this mess, both sides need to solve it. Both sides need to ACCEPT they deal they "want" isn't the deal they will "get".

How do you think the Leafs/Habs/NYR/Canucks etc.. are feeling right now?

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