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03-18-2013, 11:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Jack de la Hoya View Post
I hate these posts.

That's not what the lockout was about, and it isn't what it was designed to stop.

Compare the Getzlaf / Perry deal to Suter / Parise. It was about artificially bringing down the AAV through 14 year deals, not ending big-money deals.
That's part of it, but there was a whole lot of crocodile tears from the owners about losing money. And doling out these big contracts while I get your point is hypocrisy. Do you believe that bringing the lockout to an end hinged on length of contracts, or was revenue sharing a bit more of a contentious issue?

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