NHL Lockout Thread XI: Believe with Steve!
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12-04-2012, 07:10 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Chicago, IL
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Progress is if this leads to talking again. Even then, we are far away from the two sides presenting proposals never mind working together with a proposal.
Strongly disagree. There's really 3 issues:
1) Firm linkage: NHL demands.
2) Make whole $'s: PA wants $180M+ more.
3) Contract terms: negotiable.
Seems pretty simple to me. Owners could say something like - "If we offer an extra $90M of makewhole, will you accept firm linkage and 5 year max contract length? All arbitration, UFA and ELC stay the same as they are currently."
It could be as simple as that from my perspective.
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