2012-13 Lockout Discussion Part VII: The Last Waltz "Cut the sheet & drop the puck!"
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11-16-2012, 10:37 AM
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Originally Posted by
Bleed Ranger Blue
Ahh, yes, the biggest misconception of them all - that the players got bent over last time. The NHL stuck it to them with the 24% rollback at the beginning of the last CBA, but thats about it. They operated under a deal where players garnered 57% of revenues - revenues that increased by over $1B since the last lockout. How is that getting bent over?
Bettman got his cap and thought he got his victory - in truth it was a very bad deal for the owners - especially the smaller market ones.
Worked out for them in the long run, but at the time, the owners certainly bent the players over. 24% rollback AND a hard-cap system, not to mention the other victories for the ownership? That's a serious blow to the NHLPA.
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