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12-26-2012, 10:57 AM
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Originally Posted by LyricalLyricist View Post
The money was never agreed to.

The NHL said we'll give you the money, you give us contract limit. Players took the money and offered alternative.

At end of the day, yes, they aren't that far but if players don't want to give limits, then why would NHL agree to giving more money? It's not really about what's right or wrong but from NHL point of view, that was the deal.
To end the embarrassing money grab that is this lockout. To do their job, which is to ensure that hockey is played.

Frame the situation however you want, bottom line is, there were two offers with identical money:

- 50/50, 250m make whole, 50m pension, 5/7 year contract limits, 10 year CBA

- 50/50, 250m make whole, 50m pension, 8 year contract limits, 6-8 year CBA

IMO that is not enough of a difference to cancel a season.

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