CBA Thread, Daniel Bryan Edition: The lockout is (tentatively) over!
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12-09-2012, 08:51 PM
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Once again I'll point out how Bettman did this very thing seven years ago, that you are criticizing Fehr for doing.
So basically it is once again take our offer or we walk away from the table. It doesn't matter that they were close to a deal, it matters that they show the PA who is boss and that the league says when negotiations end, right? Awesome.
Here is a simple question:
What is the difference between UFA contract length being 5 years or 6 and 7, when the league was going to give 7 on re-signs?
Explain to me how giving another year or two has any affect on what the owners want.
By the sound of it, length of contract isn't the ONLY thing they changed. I think they would meet in the middle and not care. I really do. I think it was a total slap to the face after Tuesdays discussion to come in there like hard ***** and change everything they discussed. That was weak and terrible. Terrible move.
Even though it's the "hill they will die on", I bet they will agree on something different. It was the fact of the matter that everything was agreed upon and then changed last minute. I don't know what else to tell you. You have to look at all the steps from this week to see it. You can't take it all... you just can't. Parameters were set up and the PA thought they could take what the Owners gave AND negotiate more. It was a ****ing joke.
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