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11-16-2012, 03:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Canadian Guy View Post
Unfortunately you are wrong. A first offer is meant to be something both sides can negotiate off of and that was the intent: I offer this, you want this, I give up on this, you give up on that. Eventually things end up in the middle and that offer, in the middle would have ended at 50/50.
Bettman even said it was a similar starting offer as NBAs first offer. Does he has to wear a "50/50" t-shirt for people to understand what that opening offer means.

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