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12-10-2012, 03:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Scurr View Post
The NHL started at 43%, the NHLPA has got them to the 50% everyone expected with a massive amount of transition money (that nobody thought they would get) and they've already gained some contract rights back. And they are still negotiating.

Anyone that thinks the players would have been better off signing any of the previous offers than holding out is not thinking clearly imo, the players have done much better than almost anyone thought they could... and they still stand to gain more. The aren't gaining on the last CBA, but they are gaining huge on anything the owners offered.
I agree they've gained a bunch since the initial offer. But Fehr's playing with fire here, at some point the owners are going to walk away and we'll lose another whole season.

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