It actually is asking a lot.. but in negotiations.. compromise needs to be met, win on some things, lose on others.
What fantasy land do you live in most labor negotiations are decidedly one sided. Lockouts and strikes happen because one side feels they are not being treated fairly. Settlements are usually greatly in favor of the side that feel they are not being treated fairly.
The reality is the NHL makes the least revenue and profit of the major sports leagues yet the players have had the best deal and will still have the best deal even if they totally cave to all the owners demands.