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12-07-2012, 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by shutehinside View Post
This CBA should have been a cakewalk.
I agree.

Record salaries for players. 8% annual growth for the league. 17 of 30 teams profitable. 26 of 30 teams with increasing franchise valuations. 140 million dollars in total operating income.

But then, the owners wanted to take, take, take, and not give.

I was horrified when I saw the 43% offer. They should have just renewed the CBA as it was with some small tweaks.

I think Toronto want to BADLY play. More so than most teams. When a guy like Fehr makes the the Leafs say "**** it" that's when you know you're in trouble. That's the point I was making. A team that makes that much money can't even come to an agreement, than you know 29 other teams are even further from a deal. By all accounts, everything was going well until the Players spoke to Fehr and the Tuesday meetings and went off the rails from there.
Do you actually think they're saying **** it over 100 million dollars ?!?!?!

I don't.

These theatrics are clearly a negotiating tactic. They're trying to break the union by setting up an emotional roller coaster.

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