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12-09-2012, 11:40 AM
Corsi != Possession
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Funny how many posters here wanted the NHLPA to sign the first deal put on the table.
Again, the results of the agreement will not help the fans at all. Ticket prices will not be reduced, people in Phoenix don't buy $25 tickets today, selling $12 tickets might get more people there, but it doesn't improve the financials of the league.
I still think they should allow players to go UFA status if the teams don't want to make whole. If the team doesn't want to pay don't force them, allow the players to decide if they will play under a 12% reduction or if they'd like to tear up the contracts and move on. All new contracts would have to fit in the 50/50 system, so going forward teams wouldn't have to make whole.
I don't believe the players who oppose the 5 year term limit, and the year-to-year variance will accept such a term. They believe that they're entitled to the retirement contracts they have "earned".
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