Differences Between the NHL's October 16th offer and current CBA
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01-07-2013, 10:06 PM
Join Date: Jan 2010
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Oni, that last question is entirely opinion. If I were a member of the union, I would say yes, because job security and freedom of movement, such as they are, can be just as precious to a person as wages. Some others might say no. Unions are not ideological blocs.
Then why didn't this happen?
You yourself earlier claimed the owners didn't care about contracting rights... The PA should have just made that switch over somewhere along the way before watching 600-800 million go by the wayside.... Heck, they could give up a % point and make it 49% if these intangibles are worth so much. 1% over 8-10 years even with inflation / additional revenues is probably still well below losing half a year.
Also, why are we pretending that the players negotiated job security? They did NOT negotiate minimum contract lengths! They negotiated the ability to negotiate a longer contract which most of them will not succeed in, and those that do, have have at least
security in the form of getting paid multiple millions of dollars per year.
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