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01-02-2013, 08:37 AM
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DutchShamrock
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Originally Posted by allerotrot View Post
Compared to what I thought they would get, it's hard to see this as anything but a win for the players. So when you look at it that way, it's easy to say that Fehr did his job. Until you remember that nothing in that deal comes close to making up for the money and time they've lost already.
It is about more than money. They salvaged 27 y/o ufa, arbitration, 3 yr rookie deals, more years on contracts, the definition of hrr, a pension... and for some bizarre reason were forced to go to bat for more revenue sharing. Tried to redefine the calculation of the cap floor which was essentially nixed. Players are using up their negotiation assets on league gains including a higher cap next year and amnesty buyouts.

Players did a good job considering the starting point in September.

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