2012-13 Lockout Discussion Part VII: The Last Waltz "Cut the sheet & drop the puck!"
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11-16-2012, 02:07 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: New York
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How much will Ian White get fined for being right???
Personally, I don't think any of the players are in a position to call anyone involved in the negotiation an idiot. They've lost more real dollars than they will ever be able to regain, even if they magically got the owners to approve of their proposal without any tweaks, which will never, ever happen. They're holding out indefinitely as if they somehow have more leverage than the owners when it's clear as day that that isn't the case.
Neither side looks good. Neither side is smart. Neither side cares about anything more than their ability to end this feeling like they won.
Also, i find it idiotic that the players are arguing that the league is doing well enough financially that they don't need to take pay cuts that bring them to the same level of athletes in far more successful leagues while ALSO arguing that Bettman has done nothing good for the game and is pushing the league into irrelevancy. Which is it? Is there so much money that you don't need to take a cut for the good of the league or is there so little money that it's proof that Bettman isn't doing good work?
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