Lockout Thread 2: Deal reached in early morning hours
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12-11-2012, 03:56 PM
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: London, Ont.
Originally Posted by
Sir Psycho T
Last time I checked NHL players are paid 7 sometimes 8 figures to play a game. But yeah the owners are giving the players nothing!
Fact is players are more then fairly compensated for their work. Players need to realize that they play in a sport that doesn't make the same amount of money as other sports and that this isn't 2004, the world economy is much different.
Both sides need to realize that the longer this goes on the more this hurts the sport. Sure once this is settled they can go back to work, but what's there waiting for them? They have already lost 20% of the fan base and that's being generous on the low side. They need to quit playing the games and get to business and settle this thing.
It's why I was for a owner player meeting, get the actual people effected by the lockout together without Bettmans and Fehrs egos. But even then Bettman and Fehr found a way to get involved. Sadly the only way I think this thing gets setteled is if the NHL comes out with a cut off date of X and says if a deal is done by (Dec 30) as an example then the season is cancelled. Then I think the players actually come out and force Fehr to make a deal instead of playing this stupid dancing game with Fehr.
Girls your're both pretty, now do your job.
Oh, so players should just be happy they are risking their well-being and life for 6 figures, sometimes 7 figures? (avg salary is 2.4mil-most players make 7 or less figures) They risked their education and after life on this sport already. You donít have to feel sorry for them, I donít either, but they deserve what they make because of the risks and determination they made to get there and people are paying to watch THEM, not the owners.
Players have realized they make less than every other major sport, thatís why the avg salary is the lowest out of any and thatís why they are willing to take 50/50, like most other major sports. Why do the owners need a 5 year limit? Donít tell me itís because they need more parity with Free Agents, because 19 different teams have reached the final since the last CBA was up. This CBA isnít about money anymore, itís about the owners trying to get every little contractual thing they want.
I agree both sides need to realize that the longer it goes on the more it hurts hockey. I just wanted to hear you say Ďboth sidesí instead of ďplayers need to do this or thatĒ. Thatís the only thing that pisses me off. Iím not ALL for the players, I just back the players when other people say ďthe players need to give in, the players need to give more and more and more.Ē
If you think the players will force Fehr to make a deal if the owners implement a cut-off date, then you are crazy. The players are more united than ever.
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