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01-07-2013, 10:28 PM
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Steve
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Originally Posted by Oni View Post
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?
Although your math obviously works $600-800M>300M. They got a lot of rights including the variation and 7yr contacts. The x factor here is if they took that deal and didn't fight back, we would have been here at the end of this CBA, and again. At least if/when we have another lockout, the owners will think twice and expect a battle and from the PA's perspective, they will be negotiating from a better position than they would had they accepted the old offer.

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