Lockout discussion thread 2.0
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11-19-2012, 09:40 PM
Join Date: May 2007
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I personally find it hilarious that these guys say this:
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.
They also don't seem to understand that many will lose more money from taking a full year off than accepting a 12% rollback.
Nobody will gain from a lost season, it's in nobody's interest.
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