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01-07-2013, 01:31 PM
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Originally Posted by abev View Post
I have no idea what the answer to this is, but what percentage of players actually will benefit financially from the lockout?

-they lost money by not playing;
-if they just signed a lucrative contract they lost presumably the most $/game salary by not playing;
-older guys who are on their last or next to last contract will never have first half 2012-13 earning power again;
-older guys could have potentially lost a half step not just due to age but by not playing competitively further reducing their career;
-new contracts or players entering 'elite' status will presumably make less

Will players actually make this up elsewhere?
They could never win anything financially - their only aim was to minimze losses and damages.

If the NHL had gotten everything they wanted the CBA would look a great deal different but the players managed to get some small victories (ie. 50/50 instead of 57/43 as first offered or 7 /8 year deals instead of 5-not much but better than the alternative.)

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