2012 CBA/Lockout talk, It's not looking good VI
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12-18-2012, 10:09 AM
U no no pitb-bitf?
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Nova Scotia
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what is crazy is if you look at where they are at in this process its really down to that 5 year contract length- and why can't it be massaged to maybe 7 with age restrictions and percentage increases or decreases from year to year.
its so pathetic....I'm sure I'll be excited because I'm an idiot over some things (hopefully just some things
) but right now I'm disgusted
It probably could be messaged somewhat with the addition of variance, but the PA doesn't like the 5% variance either. They wanted a 25% variance I believe, which is a huge gap and really does nothing to fix the issue of cap circumvention. I think the NHL would likely give up term before variance, but who knows? Maybe they aren't willing to give up either as they are looking for a way to make those non traditional markets appealing to free agents.
Maybe that will be the PA's eventual take home though, perhaps the NHL is making a bigger deal out of term then they need to because they knew a disclaimer likely to be coming to increase leverage on the players side. Keep a couple of cards close to the chest that you can throw out at a later date to give the PA the moral victory they'll need after the DOI happens.
Hard to say, as unlike the players the owners aren't on twitter letting us in on their tactics.
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