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01-07-2013, 10:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Tawnos View Post
Job security: 7 potential years of guaranteed pay is better job security than 5 potential years. Simple.

The contracting issues were important, but no one ever claimed they were more important that the money the players felt owed to them by the contracts already put to paper. That issue was first and foremost in these negotiations. Once the NHLPA started gaining traction in at least retaining some of that money, the negotiations on the contracting issues began in earnest.

I didn't say the owners don't care about contracting rights, either. I said that the split was of overriding importance.
I don't understand.

If the contracting rights aren't more important than the "money that was owned to them" (300 million) how on earth can these contracting rights justify the additional loss of money that was half the season??! (600-800 million?)

Also, is a 5% chance of an extra two years of job security worth half a year of real salary?

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