So Who Is Bummed About The Lockout III ---> Season likely to start on Jan. 19th
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12-29-2012, 12:19 PM
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They aren't far apart.
I'm 99.9% sure if the NHL proposed the same agreement in two weeks the players would accept. They're just pushing until the last minute to get as much as possible out of the deal.
which "not far appart," Fehrs "not far appart" which is about a billion dollars or Bettmans "not far appart" which we haven't heard yet because one billion dollars is the opposite of "not far off"
the longer the PA keeps "waiting to get the best deal" the more damage they do to the game "they can't wait to play"
i love his league, i love this game, and i bleed forest green, iron range red and wheat (OT Wheat away jerseys would be epic )
but if this game doesn't recover fast, players will be the ones to blame.
you can read my comments in these threads i was a pro PA guy to begin with, i didn't like the way NHL approached the negotiations and how they expected the players to pay for the transition, but in recent times at every opportunity to salvage the game PA has been a road block.
here is a hidden thing in this deal that people are overlooking and yes its very conditional on what happens in the future, but if the brand has been tarnished, to get the few extra million or an extra year the PA is so hellbent on they cause the game to shrink they will all lost way more by devaluing the brand with their silly "omg you guys are bending us over and it hurts, we just can't stand for this injustice"
i would love nothing more then this being a one year dip with the game recovering, but this has been hard to justify, in the begging NHL was the culprit, but as you can see in their approach starting in late October and November NHL has been trying to find a dance partner and the PA has just been playing dumb.
the longer the PA waits the more damage they do, as far as any credibility the PA has they lost it when they made a proposal in a tense time in negotiations with out RUNNING THE ****ING NUMBERS. that is akin to you showing up to tryouts for a forward position by bringing a golf club
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