CBA / Lockout Discussion Thread (Update: player tested, owner approved)
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12-07-2012, 05:41 PM
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Anders Lindbäck's shutout streak came to an end after 163 minutes. A new franchise record for Ilves. #TBLightning
The Lightning right wing said it is "mind-boggling" the league angrily broke off talks with the Players' Association on a new collective bargaining agreement, and called it a "bully tactic" for Bettman to say owners wanted only a yes or no to their latest offer and no negotiations.
"They're trying to squeeze five more cents out of a deal that can be done," Crombeen said Friday. "It's very frustrating. They're just saying it's our way or the highway. You look at the deal we had and the deal we're going to get, every single aspect we're giving up a lot."
"We moved drastically in almost every area and their big gift was to give us back free agency and salary arbitration and entry-level contracts to what they are right now," Crombeen said. "It's mind-boggling that they expect us to think that's a fair and equitable deal. It's the wrong way to go about negotiations."
The good news, Crombeen said, is Tampa Bay's Jeff Vinik, one of six owners in on face-to-face talks with players, was "good" and "reasonable."
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