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12-09-2012, 07:52 AM
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The Naz
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I think it would be best for the NHL to leave the last deal on the table. Sort of as a teaser. When my union was locked out, US Steel made it abundantly clear that when we were willing to accept their deal, we could come back the next day. They handed a copy of their last proposal to every man and woman leaving the gates on the last day in NOV 2010. It made for a lot of unrest amongst the union right from the get-go.

Leaving the last deal (which is close to fair, IMO) on the table will generate in-fighting. I know that from experience. Especially considering the last couple lingering issues only effect a select few.

Without the back sliding deals, stars will just ask for league max, whether it's 5 years or 8. This will be like the NBA now. But instead of 15 players splitting the pie, it will be ~22.

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