Thread: GDT: Lockout Thread II
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01-02-2013, 02:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Tonellisghost View Post
Nothing Fehr had said or done in the previous 18 months could have worked better to push players into Fehrís hard-line approach to negotiations. From the moment Bettman proposed a drop in playersí share of revenues from 57 per cent to 46 per cent with four-year maximum contracts, players united behind Fehr. And the league had the disastrous fight it spoiled for.[/B]

I think that this article makes a couple of solid and interesting points that are worth remembering. The owners initial offer was so far removed from anything that could be considered acceptable that they did force the PA to swing the pendulum in the other direction. In the end they will both end up somewhere in the middle proving yet again that this entire mess could easily have been avoided.
Why is 43% for the owners ok, but 46% for the players is outrageous / draconian??

I'm gonna use the word "draconian" in a meeting this afternoon.

And just like last lockout, the players are losing money that they will NEVER get back. yeah, great advice Fehr.

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