Owner-Player meeting only, no Bettman or Fehr (UPD: 12/4 in NYC)
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11-30-2012, 07:23 PM
Join Date: Apr 2012
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Maybe not the exact quote, but he did say time and again that the last system was needed to ensure all teams remained viable.
That the system would be better for the fans (lol, that one is still funny)
That the system addresses the economic issues that the weaker teams were suffering from.
He failed on all three counts and is hardlining now because he needs to save face and finally try to get the owners what he failed to get them in 1994 and 2005.
Fact is, the NHLPA could accept the hardline owners initial proposal and we will still be here in at the end of this CBA locked out again because the low revenue generating teams will still not have been able to keep up with the escalating salaries and now the owners are looking to reduce the portion of the pie the players get from 50/50 to 55/45 for the owners. IN ADDITION to further tightening on contractual issues such as extending UFA status back to 30 years old.
Agreed, on all accounts: All he does is lie and it irritates the hell out of me.
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