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11-18-2012, 11:50 AM
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Ari91
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Originally Posted by Dado View Post
There is a set of assumptions about the future that makes the above claim correct. There is also a set of assumptions about the future that makes the above claim hopelessly false.

Where reality actually lands, remains to be seen.
If the players get delinkage and/or keep all of their contractual rights, then it's easily a win. If the players accept linkage and give up even some of their contractual rights, there's absolutely no way to say that is a true 'win' unless we know what the owners were willing to give up from the start. If everything that the owners have backed off on or agreed to were all conditions they anticipated using a bargaining tool to get what they truly want, I don't see how that would be a win for the PA. In fact, it could be argued to be a huge loss for the PA because everything they gained or kept from these negotiations could have very possibly been had had they worked more quickly in countering with proposals that the owners were requesting from them.

But you are correct, nothing can be truly determined until these negotiations are over and we see where all the chips have fallen.

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