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11-21-2012, 10:47 AM
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Originally Posted by squidz View Post
I'm a little hesitant because the PA has claimed to be making a linked proposal before, but that turned out to be their ridiculous fake delinked "50/50" offer.
I'm worried that either they linked HRR and are stepping down to 50% by year five or some BS like that.

BUT if they are actually at 50% plus $400M in make whole...that's not terribly far apart. They were allegedly asking $600M for the make whole a couple weeks ago.

IF it's a legit 50/50 proposal that DID significantly move to the owners, you'd have to think Bettman's last game of chicken might have scared some of the players to call up their agents/reps/Fehr and get this thing going, right?

Still, there's the issue of whether or not the players want to be paid in full for this season, which could mean another several hundred million they are apart.

Really hoping for the best here. At least a basis for ongoing negotiations and not another hit and run BS proposal.

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