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12-07-2012, 11:17 AM
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Originally Posted by santiclaws View Post
What I think a lot of people are missing is that from the players' perspective, this negotiation was always about the next 2-3 CBA's, not just this one. They are trying to reverse the trend of the owners using the lockout as "Plan A" in order to make the players capitulate to the owners' demands every time.
If that's how they feel then they are even misguided than I thought. IF there's anything the previous CBA has shown us, it's the the revenue disparity between clubs due to economics and regional differences makes it very difficult to plan far ahead.

Of course many posters and, very likely, players feel that the owners will simply keep taking from the players should they cave once more. It's beyond ridiculous to think so: the only reasons the owners need to take from the players is because the system was heavily favoured in the player's favour in terms of HRR and that the lack of regulations on the contractual level further exacerbated the financial situations of clubs. There is no reason to think the owners simply want to screw over their employees on a continual basis other than trying to galvanize the players into digging in.

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