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12-04-2012, 01:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Levitate View Post
If both sides agreed to play another year on the current CBA while negotiating (which is what the NHLPA offered to do), then the NHLPA wouldn't have been able to strike (it's forbidden by the CBA)

It's not an issue of striking, it's more that there really wouldn't be any incentive for the NHLPA to hurry up and get a deal done, they'd just ride out another year making some big money and we'd be in the same spot next summer. Well, maybe there'd be more negotiating during the season, but it really would remove a lot of the owners leverage and they didn't want another year of the same CBA.
CBA was not viable for another year

To many teams losing $$$ and with projected cap of 70M and a floor rising as well it was the NHL's right via the CBA to end it

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