Lockout thread #2: mediation done - no progress
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11-22-2012, 12:05 AM
Join Date: Aug 2002
Originally Posted by
I am the Liquor
The union will have decertified and Fehr will be bringing antitrust lawsuits long before then.
The nhl as we know it is finished.
Forget about Hall, Hopkins, Yakupov etc, they will all be free agents.
The issue of the NFLPA's decertification was the timing not the actual process.
When you think logically the players would be smart to negotiate this current CBA and then take a vote to decertify immediately after the expiry of the new CBA.
The twisted reality of sports unions is they exist almost solely for the benefit of the owners.
As a player the limited benefit you get to belonging to a union (suspensions appeals, etc.) is offset by the restrictive conditions of a CBA.
Players are much better off going at on their own and letting agents hash out the conditions of their individual employment
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