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11-18-2012, 02:46 PM
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Originally Posted by HookKing View Post
...Put simply: Snider and the rest of the NHL's owners were promised a big win by Bettman, with player concessions on revenue division and contracting rights...

The idea that Bettman would "promise" this much less be actually believed by the owners is simply laughable. The only question is who planted the story.

Bettman also reportedly promised the BOG they wouldn't lose a penny on the Phoenix bankruptcy buyout and potential relocation. Still waiting to see how that plays out.

To the point here, the NHL clearly has to have crunched some numbers on what they expect to gain and lose with any lockout, especially a protracted one. What would be laughable is to suggest they would embark on this course if they weren't expecting significant gains.

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