Fan 590 Reports NHLPA on Conference Call

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  1. Jobu

    Jobu Registered User

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    Still a little bit of optimism, but it seems to me that if anything happens it will be an NHLPA capitulation.

    What a joke this process is.

    BTW, NHL.com has said the NHL will issue a statement; this has been up for an hour no, so perhaps they are holding off for some reason?

    I am done speculating, but if this doesn't get done, how can the league ever save face?
     
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    The problem the NHLPA faces is that capitulating and accepting the owners final offer might be the best deal they can ever get during this lockout... :dunno:

    Let's say that they had a deal (with the NHL officers) and that the deal was rejected by the owners on a vote. What can the players do next, they certainly can't think the majority of owners that rejected the "deal" will in the future accept anything else that's better (or close, if revenues drop). So what to do? At that point accepting $42.5M is their best move.
     
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    I agree entirely... what a joke this process has become.

    :cry:
     
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    That's probably just a sort of courtesy press conference at this point. I'd love to believe that there's a little something to it but honestly....my hopes have been dashed for the last time. I don't know what we as fans did to deserve this, but I'm almost done with this roller coaster ride.
     
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    oh no...

    don't tell me the ride is going back up again? my stomach wants this ride to stop so badly...
     
  6. That fact of the matter is that we really have no idea what's going on at this point -- with all the propaganda these two sides spew to the media it's hard to take ANYTHING they say seriously.
     
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    I just give up. Someone call me when the NHLPA is done holding out.
     
  8. Jobu

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    Frankly, I don't see how there is a better deal out there for the players at all, and I have no idea how the NHLPA can sell the membership that such a deal is out there. That is the only reason why 1% of me holds out a bit of hope... the players may just have to accept $42.5m, maybe with a slight uptick over the term, and hope to get concessions elsewhere.
     
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    I finally feel closure on this, I know its over, and I know that the rollercoaster won't go up again...its stuck in a low point until the sun (summer) can power the tracks again.

    Very lame imaging i know..
     
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    Take it to a vote. Do it Saskin - dont be a a little puke like Stan Fischler called you, let your union decide their own fate.
     
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    same here.

    I think I'm done with this...time to move on.
     
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    Howard Berger is on, and he's saying that the players are saying its OVER... DEFINATELY.. NO CHANCE
     
  14. Crows*

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    NHLPA will capitulate and accept the offer tonight or tommrow.
     
  15. Lanny'sDaMan

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    How the hell do you figure this? If they won't give in today why do you think that 24 hours and a nights sleep is going to change anything?
     
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    I don't think so. I still think they're the ones holding this up.

    The NHLPA are seeing the owners as desperate right now, and they're sticking to their guns. They keep going to these meetings, expecting the NHL to give in.

    It also benefits them for things to be seen as close, which is why they leak it, then the NHL announces that things weren't very close.
     
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    If there's enough pressure from the NHLPA members to get a deal done this weekend no matter what (as in accepting the final offer if they have to), then the NHLPA leadership is going to come back and capitulate.
     
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    You honestly believe this to be the case? I'm sorry and mayhap I'm being overly pessemistic but I cannot see the players en-mass deciding to accept a position they have been against from the start. Hell we've all seen the reports that the players were suprised and somewhat perturbed that the Union officials decided to accept a cap.
     
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    they were surprised about the cap because they had been told they were never going to accept it, and then when they did, they were left wondering "why'd we wait this long?!"
     
  20. OilerNut*

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    Just accept the old CBA and get rid of Anaheim, Atlanta, Buffalo, Calgary, Carolina, Edmonton, Florida, Nashville, New Jersey, Pittsburgh, Washington. Thats what everyone seems to want. :madfire:
     
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    I don't see why everyone is so eager to get rid of the Ducks.. they've been spending $40 million.
     
  22. McDonald19

    McDonald19 Marcus Pettersson

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    :handclap:

    Exactly, pick on the teams that have been spending 20 million!
     
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    I don't think it is such a bad idea. Honestly. It is patently unfair to expect the NHLPA to watch millions of dollars go to big market teams like New York and Toronto without a clear and precise template in terms of revenue sharing.

    How on earth can reasonable people expect any other result?
     
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    forget it, this is just ******ed now.
     
  25. PredsFan77*

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    yes and let those teams giving Holik 9 million per keep killing hockey... :shakehead
     
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