The Lockout Thread Part I
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12-03-2012, 03:10 AM
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I know that. Still wondering how they are any worse than any other leagues owners. Don't the players get a higher % than any other major sports league? Besides, they are called OWNERS for a reason. They OWN the teams. If the players don't like it, they can go play somewhere else. No one is forcing them to play in the NHL. They play there because it is where they can make the most money and get the best of everything as a professional hockey player.
MLB players got 52% in 2008, I can't find anything more recent and there's been no major CBA changes to indicate that it's much different.
In 2008, this was the lowest of the 4 major sports. If it's still the same, it's going to be the highest when this lockout ends. NBA is essentially a 50/50 split. NFL is between 47-49 depending on factors.
MLB also has, by far, the strongest union and the best working relationship between the players/owners.
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