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11-23-2012, 03:08 PM
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Originally Posted by DJOpus View Post
I believe that it was reported that the owners had an option to have a set cap or to have linkage and they took linkage in the end which resulted in the players doing a lot better.

The last days of negotiation during the last lockout really helped the players do a lot better.

I was thinking of February 2005 though. I think there was a final offer of a hard cap at 49 million or some such thing.

Linkage makes the most sense far and away. It's the NHL's hard-line stance that's infuriating right now. Bettman's is the king of lockouts.

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