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11-25-2012, 11:57 PM
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Sinurgy
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Originally Posted by rt View Post
I dont think it's an easy case, at all. Players should take 57% of revenue, while contributing zero percent in expenses and risk? I think that is absurd. Especially in what equates to a niche sport that gives these guys top of the line accommodations and benefits. They get NFL treatment, NBA paychecks, and play in a glorified arena football league (at least in 70% of their markets).
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Originally Posted by Jamieh View Post
The bottom half of players in the NHL as I have stated before are not any better than most players playing at the higher end of European leagues yet they earn probably twice as much. I would say the bottom half of players in the league need the league a lot more than the reverse. They are waging a fight for the richest players which puts their own livelihood at stake. Doesn't make much sense to me when you consider the time limit on their careers.
I was speaking in general, not in regards to these lockout negotiations.

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