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12-13-2012, 05:42 PM
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Originally Posted by LetangInTheSO View Post
I disagree. As has been pointed out countless times, the owners have already "won" this negotiation. They got their 50/50, which - in reality - was their only significant goal of this lockout. They're also going to win some assortment of their secondary wants. If the lockout ended today with the ratificatoin of the NHLPA's proposal from last week (or something very close to it), Bettman would still have "won" this negotiation and he'd still have the support of the owners, IMO.
You're probably right unfortunately as clearly the fans are not a priority for either side. On the bright side though if we get a 9 or 10 year CBA he will likely be gone the next time this rolls around. That's good enough for me!

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