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11-20-2012, 08:25 AM
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Originally Posted by ULF_55 View Post
How, other than we aren't going to negotiate, would you interpret Bettman here?

If the owners were serious they'd say 50-50 with no other takeaways. They haven't they want to take away from every benefit/right the players have. And the make whole is only for existing contracts, and many have pointed out have many players contracts are expiring in the next year or two. Bettman makes it clear there is no negotiating the owners are willing to do. Take it or leave it.
Oh please!! Bettman has said multiple times that he has put forth the "Best Offer" only to come back later with a better offer.

What is needed is a full and complete offer from the PA. Two partial offers don;t make a full offer. The PA should take Bettman's best offer and counter with their "best offer" and then meet in the middle for the actual best offer.

To this point there has been no back and forth. There has been the PA waiting for the NHL offer and then ignoring it and slightly tweaking their last offer. Time to put both Best Offers on the table and get to negotiating.

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