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11-15-2012, 11:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Fugu View Post
At least you're honest. This negotiation is all about taking anything and everything they want.

Why do the players have to yield on their rights?

To play?

I thought the NHL only wanted to get to 50/50.
You're making a straw man argument. The NHL is offering a deal similar to what the NFL and NBA already have in place. You talk as if 50% of league revenue going to the players is slavery. The players are overpaid at the moment, and as a result the owners have leverage. Because of this they will win the lockout. I'm tired of those on the PA's side whining about victimization.

On the question of contract rights: the nhl would be willing to negotiate them when Fehr agrees to a linked 50%. Why would Bettman negotiate that chip when Fehr refuses to even budge at the biggest obstacle in the negotiatons?

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