Lockout Thread: I told myself I wouldn't do this| Part IV
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11-20-2012, 08:49 AM
Join Date: Feb 2002
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Is it me or does it seem like the PA goes out of their way to piss off the NHL and make things difficult.
Yet the PA says they want to talk! Then comes to the table with no offer and trying to discuss contracting issues????
This is not hard to figure out as player contracting issues are related to the talks. The NHL demands 50/50 HRR split which is a reduction from NHLPA previous 57% share (-12%)..
In order for the NHL to get a bigger piece of the revenue pie they need to offer the NHLPA something in return and that would be in greater freedom in player contract rights to offset the new HRR % increase they're receiving. In last CBA in order to get their hard salary cap they needed to relinquish player rights that benefited the PA like earlier UFA status etc to reach a deal.
A negotiation is a give and take procedure and not one side doing all the taking, and the other side doing all the giving in hopes of reaching a successful settlement, and then complaining that they're not getting everything their own way. If its not their way then there is no reason to discuss anything, and the players and fans remain locked out.
Therefore since NHLPA has agreed to meet the NHLPA at their revenue splitting desired figure
a very large concession
on their part benefiting the Owners, they simply want to know what's in it for them in these negotiations?
There isn't a current thing on the table that benefits the NHLPA, its all simply
TAKE, TAKE and more TAKE
from the NHL in all areas related to the CBA. So of course logically the NHLPA wants to discuss things that would counteract the take it or leave it tactics of the Bettman and the Owners.
Signature: There is no greater demonstration of Fan patience then to suggest to "Play the Kids " and be willing to accept the consequences of those actions..
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