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12-14-2012, 11:40 AM
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From a moral standpoint, I agree with the union's stance. The league is immensely successful. Why should the players shoulder the financial burden to solve a problem that exists because of wealth disparity across markets?
That's not fair. I don't blame the NHLPA for being outraged at the prospect of having to agree to such a blatantly lop-sided offer. They're angry. I get that.
But given the situation, from a purely strategic standpoint, they should only care about what they can reasonably expect to get given the lay of the land. How far can they push things before it's a net negative and what triggers and clauses can they work into the new cba to strengthen their position going forwards? That's the logical position to take. That's the position I expect a cold-eyed professional like Fehr to take.
Leave the dying on the hill/Alamo mentality to the rank and file members.
What clauses do you think can strengthen their position going forward? I think this was a major reason why it turned out the players actually "won" the last CBA while still seemingly to have been beaten by Bettman.
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