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12-09-2012, 06:57 AM
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Canada's team
Originally Posted by
Bobby Mac said alot of players are fine with 10 yr CBA (bottom 6 F's and bottom 4 dmen feel it would be safety for them going forward to have longterm stablity with no CBA uncertainty)
It was Fehr and top guys who dont want it
2 reasons IMHO
1. I think the militant players probably want the option to go to war again. 10 years is to long wait.
2. Money, money, money. Eg $300m in make whole over a years cba is about $2m more per term per year for the players, and much easier for Fehr to sell as outsmarting the owners, getting them 53-54%. This feeds into point that the money is paid players can push for greater than 50%. The longer the deal, for the owners it's easier rationalise 300m over 10 years, just 1m per team per year. Gives the players 51-52%.
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