Everybody's talking at me; I don't hear a word they're saying (CBA/Lockout XXIX)
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11-15-2012, 11:34 PM
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Bellingham, WA
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The NHL wants a CBA that's more favourable to them and more likely to see more teams profit. If the Last CBA was even in the first place and didn't see over half the teams losing money (or at the very least, struggling to break even if not losing money) there'd be a better argument to 'but the players aren't gaining anything in return.' The owners aren't perfect and they've played their fair share of hardball too but you seem to buy right into the whole 'but the owners won't give up contract rights' as if its contract rights that are holding up a deal. It's still the HRR split holding up a deal. NHLPA gives up on de-linkage, the NHL will be more likely to give up some of the contracting rights issues. But they aren't just going to keep sweetening their offer while the NHLPA keeps throwing the de-linked proposal in their face over and over and over again.
Are you at least willing to consider that the last system maybe hastened some teams' financial decline?
If you say yes, then do you feel that going to 50/50 alone will make it all work better (setting aside the variance issue for the moment)?
The numbers don't bear that out. What we always come back to is that the richest teams will simply pocket most of that money, while the poor will continue to be poor and we'll feel sorry for them. (Sense and Sensibility quote, iirc.) This is what justifies a lockout--- from a fan perspective?
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