Lockout discussion thread 2.0
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11-19-2012, 09:13 PM
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I personally find it hilarious that these guys say this:
"Obviously I'm really frustrated, It's not good," said Versteeg. "You do try to look at the best case scenarios moving forward once the CBA does get done and you gotta look for the cancers and you gotta cut out the cancer.
"I think when you look at Bill Daly and Bettman they've been polluting this game for far too long."
Versteeg went on to say that Daly and Bettman should be replaced once a new CBA is reached for the good of the fans.
The fans are going on NHL's side now. Not everybody but a lot. Look at top voted comments in that very article. Everyone is blasting the players.
I won't get into the owners vs players debate but I don't see how the NHL is stupid when NHLPA is the exact same.
People need to stop living in a dream world where players are 'giving stuff up'. They aren't giving anything up. THERE IS NO CONTRACT. Everything from before doesn't even exist anymore. It's over, this is a new deal. What is fair? That is the question. Not what is fair relative to before.
Now, does it mean owners are being fair? maybe not. I just hate hearing "we're giving up so much". The players have zero salary to give up right now.
I don't know how many ways to explain this. The contracts are basically void until a CBA is signed. They are conditional on a CBA, that simple.
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