NHL Lockout Discussion XLIV: The Night and the Silent Water
View Single Post
01-04-2013, 01:15 PM
Join Date: Nov 2010
Originally Posted by
That is not what happened and the tweet is pure NHL spin.
They wanted 2 buyouts. League agreed.
Bettmen was discussing the cap going to 60m and that certain GMs regretted giving out the contracts they had and were fine blowing up their teams to get under 60M. The NHLPA demanded to know which GMs were saying this. Bettmen wouldn't say.
This all came up during the cap discussion. It had nothing to do with compliance buyouts.
Brian Gionta would disagree with you. I saw a video earlier this morning with Letang, Gorges and Gionta and Gionta made a reference to the compliance buyout and I thought his comment was strange and then I come here and see that tweet about the PA now upset about compliance buyouts. Gionta's comments would lend more credence to the tweet than what you consider to be spin.
Gionta: "Guys were signing good faith with the cap being at a certain point so the biggest thing is trying to honour what was already given and not cutting guys down or making buyouts".
Why is Gionta saying that the league shouldn't be making buyouts in regards to the cap when it was HIS UNION that demanded that buyouts be included in the transition in order to adjust to a new cap? For a guy that's been speaking about the lockout and repeatedly talking about the PA being united and informed, it's pretty damn stupid that he would even make that comment. Stupid indeed.
View Public Profile
Find More Posts by HockeyCrazed101