2012-13 Lockout Discussion Part VIII: "The 11th Hour" Edition
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12-06-2012, 08:42 AM
Can't Beat Him
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Washington, DC
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I have no idea why the players wouldn't take that deal.
It's hilarious if they reject it to preserve Rick DiPietro's money while the rest of them continue to bleed.
It's the epitome of the 1%. How is the union doing it's job protecting about 20 players while the other ones wouldn't even be affected at all?
Is it because union leadership tends to be the players more likely to get the long term contracts?
And they rally around "we want the owners to honor the deals they signed." Why? Why would the average player not want owners to be able to abrogate those deals right now? It means more money for the average players.
It's about far more than DiPietro.
As I said just one post above yours, a strict contract length limit and tiny year-to-year variance affects almost everyone. This is a closed economy. The terms of each contract are based on precedent. You restrict the ability of the top earners to negotiate favorable terms and that trickles down to the lesser players.
The union leadership is guys that tend to get long term contracts? Let's look at the player negotiating committee:
Craig Adams (Pittsburgh Penguins)
Adrian Aucoin (Phoenix Coyotes)
Alex Auld (Ottawa Senators)
David Backes (St. Louis Blues)
Marty Biron (New York Rangers)
Brad Boyes (Buffalo Sabres)
Chris Campoli (Montreal Canadiens)
B.J. Crombeen (St. Louis Blues)
Mathieu Darche (Montreal Canadiens)
Rick DiPietro (New York Islanders)
Shane Doan (Phoenix Coyotes)
Brandon Dubinsky (New York Rangers)
Ruslan Fedotenko (New York Rangers)
Alex Goligoski (Dallas Stars)
Ron Hainsey (Winnipeg Jets)
Scott Hartnell (Philadelphia Flyers)
Jamie Langenbrunner (St. Louis Blues)
Manny Malhotra (Vancouver Canucks)
Steve Montador (Chicago Blackhawks)
Dominic Moore (San Jose Sharks)
Brendan Morrison (Chicago Blackhawks)
Douglas Murray (San Jose Sharks)
George Parros (Anaheim Ducks)
Chris Phillips (Ottawa Senators)
Cory Schneider (Vancouver Canucks)
John Tavares (New York Islanders)
Shea Weber (Nashville Predators)
Kevin Westgarth (Los Angeles Kings)
Dan Winnik (San Jose Sharks)
James Wisniewski (Columbus Blue Jackets)
Henrik Zetterberg (Detroit Red Wings)
Are you kidding me with that statement? Yeah, there's some good players on there that are going to sign big deals down the road, but there's also Westgarth, Winnik, Parros, Campoli, Crombeen, and guys that are close to hanging them up like Biron, Morrison, Fedotenko and so on.
It's just pain.
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