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11-23-2012, 10:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Blue And Orange View Post
I agree with that the backdiving contracts need to be addressed. But the five year term limit and the salary arbitration demands the owners want are a little bit ridiculous. They need to back off on those demands.

A breakthrough can be made if they can back off from those. Just demand the 5% variance rule. I'm sure the PA would be willing to accept that and this should lead to a pathway for a deal to be made. IMO, there is a deal to be made soon.
They likely will. I doubt the NHL seriously thinks they will be getting a 5 year max. I think they are probably going to settle for 7, maybe even 8.

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