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12-10-2012, 02:20 PM
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Did you miss last week? The owners gave back substantially on contract issues.
UFA, Arbitration, and Rookie deals all were given back. They even raised max contracts length by two years for home grown players.
Not to mention they increased makewhole by 90 million and agreed to fix the PA's pensions.
If anyone is to blame its Fehr cherry picking and moving the goalposts
. The owners asked for a couple of things for the concessions they were willing to give and the players got greedy and failed to hold up their end of the bargain. Don't blame the owners one bit after the crap the union pulled last week.
between feel good Tuesday and when they re-entered the room Wednesday someone on the PA side (I wonder who???) decided F%$# it, letís squeeze the owners for more than we all verbally agreed to last night! Itís quite the accomplishment to take the moderate owners that want to play the game and turn Tanenbaum (head ready to explode), Burkle (visibly upset), and Chipman (trying to calm the sides) and get them mad enough to walk? That happened because the spirit of progress was broken IMHO.
Both sides own a share of the blame but last week the players had a shot but decided they wanted to press for more and in the process sent the moderate owners packing.........time will tell if they overplayed their hand but they did cost themselves a few more pay checks at a minimum.......tick tock......tick tock!
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