All CBA talk. A deal? A deal!!!
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12-12-2012, 04:44 PM
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: from Wheatfield, NY
Some unknown % of the NHLPA is reaping what they sow for that mess. OTOH, the NHL is reaping what was sown after they bulldozed the NHLPA in 2005. They really either were unfazed by or underestimated the emotional factor that led to the confrontational stance the NHLPA has now taken. I would be waiting for the NHLPA to sign a new CBA that basically knocked down HRR on a gradual scale, but I think they're justified in holding strong on contractual rights. Trying to snip down contract length to five years is a very artificial way to try and reduce costs/risk that includes unfair and possibly unintended consequences. Getting the salary cap more in line with the owners share of HRR (ie lowering the cap) is the right/proper/accurate solution. If the owners stayed on this track I think there might be a deal by now.
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