Lockout Thread 2: Deal reached in early morning hours
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12-12-2012, 03:47 PM
Join Date: Nov 2009
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The owners spent over a year trying to begin CBA talks ,, The NHLPA refused to discuss it and didn't even put together a neg committee until end of June
And NHLPA didn't make a legit offer until this month (Every offer before this month was not at all realisitc with no true 50/50 , variations absurd levels and no linkage)
Every offer until this past one by NHLPA had no linkage and were non-starters
Who is to say what is a legit offer and what is not? The PA offered to negotiate while a season was being played but the owners refused. Their choice was to lock them out and throw out a ridiculous initial offer. The lockout is all done to gain leverage. What did you expect from the PA?
The players wanted their existing contracts honored and the initial make whole proposals were garbage, therefore you get de-linked counters.
All of this final bickering to appease a few small market teams that will likely fold either way. The NHL will still be the only league with a true hard cap. Now they want to limit any flexibility in getting players long term contracts. The PA has agreed to 50/50... we should have a deal by now. The owners are just plain greedy at this point.
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