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01-07-2013, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Tawnos View Post
Yeah, the deal the players got was significantly better for them than the October offer.

-It's not a $300m swing when you go from paying $211m to someone else paying $300m. It's a $511m swing.
-They didn't just get $64.3m as next year's cap. They got it as the minimum for the duration of the deal.
-They got a legitimate concession in the owners losing their ability to walk away from arbitration awards under $3.5m

Every time the NHL said this was their best offer, they came up with another offer a few weeks later that was better. So yes, Fehr did a great job waiting them out until they gave him the best offer he felt like he was going to get.
Interesting math you used there.

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