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12-06-2012, 05:31 PM
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i never said they had to. but it would make sense if they did so they don't forego millions of dollars. than again the players haven't proven to be the smartest bunch in these negotiations.


The NHLPA's biggest mistake, IMO, was not decertifying in the early summer. That's where I think they went wrong. They tried to "compromise" when some negotiations follow that route, and others don't... this one didn't.



They should have decertified because it was their only leverage vs. the owners waiting them out. It should be standard practice from now on. If they repeat this mistake in the next CBA negotiation, they will regret it. Decertify early, or be prepared to succumb to the owners every time out.

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