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12-06-2012, 10:47 AM
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Originally Posted by tbcwpg View Post
Someone brought up on the main board that the reason that the PA is pushing so hard for a 5 year CBA could be that the following year would be the NHL's 100th season, and the players will have a ton of leverage the next time around.

I feel that the owners would rather kill this season and take 5 years starting NEXT year, than take 5 years now.
How will they have a ton of leverage then? What does the centennial mark matter in this?

Edit: Oh, I get it now. The NHL would love to celebrate the centennial year. The players dictating the CBA to end just before it would be a significant feather in their cap.

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