Lockout Discussion Thread 4.0
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12-09-2012, 05:40 PM
Join Date: Jan 2007
Originally Posted by
Protest the Hero
At the end of the day, the owners will always "win" these negotiations. If the players want to play in the NHL, they have to play by the NHLs rules. If they don't like them, they're free to play in the numerous other leagues over the world. Even at 50/50 the average NHL player will make way more money than any other league. The KHL cap is at $36.5 million for comparison.
The players are fighting for things that only really affect the top 10%.
I don't really think it's fair to put the contract cap at 5 years though
, but I like the idea that signing with your previous team gives the option of a longer contract.
It isn't fair that players signed contracts, and now the owners don't want to pay the full amount, but at the end of the day, these guys will still be multi-millionaires. The ones making league minimum, or close to it, won't be affected.
December is going to be hell, TV is going to be filled with Christmas specials, please sign a new CBA.
SO WHY DON'T YOU FIND A MAJOR INSURANCE FIRM WILLING TO INSURE EXPENSIVE CONTRACTS LONGER THAN 5 YEARS? This has been explained over and over again.
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