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12-15-2012, 03:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Andy View Post
The PA really doesn't have a leg to stand on. Why Fehr is stalling I don't know. I'm pretty sure he wants the season to be cancelled so he can say "see I told you, the nhl planned the season to be cancelled along blah blah blah...magic date...blah blah blah."

Also, it's upsetting that they were willing to put the disclaimer option to a vote but not any actual proposals offered by the league.

The players have already lost more than they'll ever get back no matter the deal and they've distances themselves from the owners even more so than before. What Fehr's end game is, I don't know, but it's just a mess.
I don't see how the owners have a leg to stand on if this dispute goes any further.

I'm assuming that Fehr wants the salary cap abolished and if he proceeds to court that will be the end result.

The players never wanted a salary cap and they sat out a season until they capitulated and agreed to one. Now it looks like the owners want the players to accept a 7% reduction in HRR every time the CBA comes up for renewal. Having a union has allowed the owners to kick the stuffing out of the players and there is no reason that the court can determine that keeping the union is in the best interest of the players.

The court won't be asked about the viability of hockey in Columbus or whether 50/50 split of money is fair but whether the players have a right to bargain without a union or if it is in their best interest to do so.

If the season is cancelled this will be a big mess and probably the end of the NHL as we know it which is why I've wanted the Canadian teams to decouple themselves from this nonsense.

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