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01-04-2013, 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by trueblue9441 View Post
So basically:

-The players specifically requested something
-The league agreed
-The players figured out that the thing they want might not be used in the WAY they want
-The players get ******** and don't want to cooperate anymore

Pretty much the entire lockout in a microcosm.

that sums it up entirely..

the PA is just stupid
This was pasted in the main thread. this isn't what happened at all

The issue came up during the cap discussions. Bettman said the GMs want to blow up the teams and get under the 60M in year 2. Don't forget there are A LOT of contracts that expire in the next year. All of those players would have to get resigned and fit under the cap. It isn't the buyouts that worry the PA it is the cap set for year 2. Gary was basically saying several GMs welcome the 60m the league wants and they don't feel pressure to move from that figure. The NHLPA sees this for what it is. loss of salary for UFA singing in year 2 and a huge glut of players available. Guys will have to take league min in order to fit on teams etc.

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