Lockout Thread II
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12-14-2012, 01:17 PM
The Eternal Skeptic
Join Date: Feb 2006
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That is why this tactic is being employed by the NHLPA...in an attempt to gain leverage against the NHL.
These NHL owners, however, are a different breed then the NBA owners (as a whole, because some owners own both a basketball team and a hockey team in the same city). The NHL owners, as a whole, seem much more willing to tank a season then the NBA owners ever did.
So the NHLPA may be walking right into the owner's hands if they dissolve. Could backfire.
Yep. This is poor timing by the PA, IMO. If you wanted to do this, you do it a)earlier, so that the effect of this will have time to sink in or b)later once the season has been nuked. To do this now (if they follow through, it seems the vote was only to put the option on the table, not to do it just yet) may just end up putting a spike in any possible deal, thereby ending the season without the players (who stand to lose more, IMO) getting one last chance to end this thing. So long as it stays a negotiating tactic until after the season has been lost, it's fine, but if they do this and it gets stuck in court or something and the season is lost to it, I will be royally pissed off for really the first time in this lockout.
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