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12-08-2012, 09:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr Jiggyfly View Post
As I said ALREADY, Tannenbaum left well before things blew up.

What does that tell you? The league had no intention of continuing the negotiations if their ultimatum wasn't taken and had no intentions of dealing with Fehr.

Bettman tells us a deal was never close, Burkle tells us one was:

The league can't even keep their BS straight.

Crosby, Miller and Burkle all echoed a deal was close, so why leave town Burkle? Why go on the podium and act like a child Bettman?

Three years and a twenty percent difference in variables and the league can't man up and find a middle ground there?

You have to be kidding me.
1. The NHLPA is not proposing a 25% variance. They are proposing the lowest year must be at least 25% of the highest year. That's a lot more than 25% variance.

Under the NHLPA Proposal, this is a legal contract: $12 Million, $12 Million, $12 Million, $12 Million, $12 Million, $3 Million, $3 Million, $3 Million. These numbers may look familiar to you. They are similar to Crosby's contract (minus the middle years of about $10 Million). Crosby's contract was used as the reference in Fehr's presser.

And under the NHLPA's justification for long contracts and why they help the middle class players, they need back-diving cap circumventing contracts to be legal.

2. and the key words to your Burkle quote is "Were". They were optimistic. Were.

3. The NHLPA then created all new issues with their whole 'transitional' issues, issues that were already addressed by the NHL.

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