2012 CBA Discussion Part IV (Lockout talk here)
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11-30-2012, 10:02 AM
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Nova Scotia
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The players dont trust the owners. Last time they gave them the cap and a 24% roll back, yet here we are again. I don't pretend to be an expert on this stuff, but If I'm a player and gave in on those things, and it's broken AGAIN, why would I trust the owners that they have it figured out this time?
I doubt it has little to do with trust. Last time around they got a hard cap and 24% roll back BUT also saw the average salary increase over that span from 1.8 million in a non cap system to 2.4 million in this system because the NHL flourished under the deal. If anything, the owners should have earned more of their trust due to the success of the last CBA in which the owners won the major concessions. It literally benefited everyone, the owners, the players, and the sport.
If the players were really interested in fairness they'd be working to ensure retired players were treated far better then they are. If they were really worried about future generations there wouldn't be so much focus on a soft landing or make whole payments that only help the players immediate future.
This has everything to do with money owed to current NHL players.
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