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12-08-2012, 09:25 PM
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Originally Posted by PensFanSince1989 View Post
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.

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.
It is a bargaining chip, needed for leverage, nothing more.

[/Quote]2. and the key words to your Burkle quote is "Were". They were optimistic. Were.[/QUOTE]

No, they are actually still close, but the league decided to make a spectacle of themselves, instead of further negotiating and finishing this mess.

Once again, there is a lack of true leadership for this league.

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