The profit sharing of 50-50, the assurance of at least 53% of revenues, the elimination of every inflationary tools and the joint players-owners committee on league business and game related issues make this offer a partnership. The players have to realize that the glory days of signing for huge long term deals while not having to give a full constant effort for the complete duration of the schedule without giving a damn about the fans, their franchise, their teamates and the health of the league as a whole are over. The fact the players have refused this offer tells me that they haven't got the balls to get in this with the owners. They'd have their say in how to make the game more marketable, more profitable and overall more enticing to fans everywhere. They'd have to work hard to make up for their losses. They'd have to commit themselves if they signed this offer. But obviously the players aren't ready for this. They want everything, but don't want to take any responsabilities. Damphousse's and other player's declarations over the duration of this lockout prove my point completely. The players are cowards, selfish and are losing more and more everyday. And they're bringing down with them all the good people who have jobs because of the NHL. A big bunch of cry babies.