View Single Post
11-17-2012, 12:11 AM
BenedictGomez's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: PRNJ
Country: United States
Posts: 27,548
vCash: 500
Originally Posted by Bleedred View Post
This has got me more mad than ever thinking about this again, but who is the MORON(S) that decided September 15th was a good day for the CBA to expire? Who's responsible for this? A week before training camps start.
The NHLPA Union.

Originally Posted by Saugus View Post
And the owners have more "survivability" to last through an extended lockout. They aren't the ones losing the prime of their careers, and most of them will be fine financially too.
Yet another reason why the Union is so stupid.

They thought they were all clever timing the lockout to occur riggggggggghhhhhtttttttt before the start of the season to maximize leverage.

Which makes perfect sense in a purely cutthroat fashion...........

except that it has one rather significant major flaw.

If the owners decide to call your bluff (which they did) not only do you now not have ANY leverage, but with each and every passing day you lose leverage. With every day, every week, every month cancelled, the owners have less and less incentive to have a season. In fact, I'd say mathematically we're getting close to the point where you might make the argument that the owners would probably be stupid to even bother with a 2012-2013 season.

BenedictGomez is online now