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12-09-2012, 01:55 AM
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Originally Posted by JoemAvs View Post
Let me play devils advocate here
Why do the players refuse to care about it?
Its always: Wah Wah they want to take money from us.
They are not even challenging the owners on their financial reasoning behind those take aways. They basically agree that the league as a whole is not financially healthy but the PA does not care. The only thing they do is care about them not losing any money.

Why didn't they push for heavy revenue sharing?
That issue was settled amazingly quick.
The players don't give a crap about the NHL product as a whole. Even less than Bettman and the owners.

If they were truely interested in the game of hockey, both the NHL and NHLPA wouldve sat on a table and tried to fix the game and system as a whole. Everyone would benefit from a healthy prospering league.
But in the end both only care about their bottom line and wish that the other party rots in hell. That is why we have those lockouts all the friggin time.
Welcome to north American unions. This is the systemic reason why many of the unions in NA have lost their employees countless jobs. They see themselves as an adversary when in reality they are entirely and wholly dependent on the ownership for their livelihood.

The only country I have ever heard of that does not share this incredibly selfish and destructive stance are the unions from Japan and even they are starting to face this crises.

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