2012-13 Lockout Discussion Part VIIII: "We're Close" "We're Not Close" Edition
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12-16-2012, 12:55 PM
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Mahopac, NY
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If the league isn't willing to meet in the middle on contract term the PA should just tell them to bugger off. Going from unlimited contracts to 5 years is just insulting. Agree to 7 years with a firm variance (5%-10%) and play hockey. This is just stupid.
No disagreement, and this is what my gut tells me also. But will the NHL move? Everything they have done: changing the line in the sand constantly, walking out of meetings after 10 minutes, responding to offers by voice mail, trying to undermine Fehr, never planning to really negotiate, was planned out months ago. They are working on a playbook designed around one fact: the PA will cave. Hey, it worked once, why not again? I really think they plan to "die on that hill." I think that you should be careful what you wish for. If the PA continues to fight the good fight, again as my gut tells me they should and probably will, this sport is DOA.
I've always been a militant when it comes to worker-boss relations. Bugger off may be to gentle words. The offer is insulting.
But what of the bigger picture? The owners seem willing to burn down their own shop to have their way. The risk that no shop will be left doesn't seem to matter to them. Reminds me of that old Vietnam strategy "to save this village we have to burn it down." Sheer insanity and disaster.
If the PA decides to keep on going, this fan supports them 100% If they decide to accept the offer, I will give them kudos for putting the interest of the sport first, something ownership, in their short-sightedness, doesn't seem to care about.
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