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11-16-2012, 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by HatTrick Swayze View Post
So Brandon Prust (for example) is going to give up $5M of the $10M payday he just hit? A payday he will never sniff again?

Henrik Lundqvist, the insane competitor he is, is gonna flush two years of prime stat production and Cup contention down the toilet?

Mike Rupp and Marty Biron are basically gonna agree to retire and be replaced by younger kids?

Yea good luck selling that Fehr. Its not gonna happen and tp think that the players can "win" or somehow stick it to Bettman by holding out longer is laughable IMO. They will hurt themselves just as bad if not worse.
Hat, what you have just laid out is the hammer that the owners have to beat the players down with. I'm not typically a guy that roots for unions, but this it seems is a bit less than bargaining in good faith.

If the players know that every time they make a deal they are in essence screwing themselves, then how does this league move forward?

It seems to me that the two sides are failing to focus, honestly on what helps keep the NHL viable as a product and a business. They are strictly focused on their own the exclusion of what kind of deal prevents a lock out every few years.

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