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01-04-2013, 10:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Butch 19 View Post
On the surface, what you say makes sense.

But in reality, these types of contract issues affects only maybe 5% of players, so why even spend time on it ?

Just give the owners what they want here and move on to other issues that affect a majority of NHLPA members (the star players who get these deals will still get their big $$). Use this as another chip in the game as you negoitiate for something more meaningful.

I dont know, this was one of the hills they would die on. why would they be willing to die on a hill that affects so few players ? I'm not an experienced negotiator but I don't understand why you would go into a negotiation and say that these two items are where we draw the line and dig in, when implementing one of the two gets the same result. Ooooooooh, I think I just answered my own question.

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