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Jan 6/13: CBA reached to end the Lockout. Rejoice! (Post#783)
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12-07-2012, 01:11 AM
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Prince Rupert, BC
I'm still waiting to hear what the NHL has "given" the players.
They HAD 57% of HRR and got some "make whole" money to partially compensate for the loss, down to 50%.
Contract Limits at 5 years.
Arbitration rights stay the same.
10 year agreement.
(PA wants 5 years though)
Someone find me a gain anywhere in the NHL proposal for the players. It's hilarious that some morons out there think that the owners are bending over backwards to give and give and give to players. They are giving **** to the players that they already had and telling them "You ****ing ingrates! We added $100m to the "make whole" you should be thanking us!", when in reality they are purchasing 7% of HRR (likely in perpetuity) for a mere one time payment of $300m...a pittance of its actual value already.
Now I don't think Fehr did himself any favors by going public with the deal and singing the virtues of their movement and how close they were to a deal now. It's kind of slimy and disingenuous. It wouldn't bother me at all if they canned him. More progress was made without either Bettman or Fehr.
For those who side with those "poor" owners who need all these concessions from the players I would suggest reading this article...
It's from July, but its a good reason why you shouldn't be siding with these chumps.
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