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11-20-2012, 08:50 AM
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Originally Posted by ULF_55 View Post
Perhaps you haven't read to leaks about the offers. Owners aren't just after 50-50 right now. Shorter contracts, less guaranteed money on Entry Level Contracts, less arbitration rights (and I believe only at the team's request), longer time/age to UFA, I haven't read one give from the owners accept of course the privilege to play in the NHL. Personally, I don't turn on the game to watch owners or GM's.

Owners are not offering one thing in compensation for all these reductions.

And Bettman makes it clear the offer isn't going to get any better. When you say this is the best offer, it is a take it or leave it.
Ya! You do actually turn on a game to watch the owners or GM's. You don;t turn on a game to watch Sidney Crosby or Ovechkin shoot pucks at an empty net. You tune into to watch the team supported by the owner and assembled by the GM. They created the product you watch. Not the players! You don't eat Sodium Caseinate, you eat Dorito's!

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