This Lockout

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  1. Mattiboy13

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    Even though i believe that the chance of a season is extremely slim.

    Doesnt anyone else believe that if these 2 sides to not at least speak in the next two days, its officially over.

    I mean at least show the public that your trying to make something work, besides just staying in your offices and being stubborn. :madfire:
     
  2. No, I can see this thing going on for 2 or 3 more weeks at least before Bettman cancels the season. This week is no more critical than the last 8 weeks have been. For the last 2 months, every single week was seen as a drop dead week. The season is already dead as far as I'm concerned.
     
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    It's been over for quite some time, it is all a matter of posturing to make each sides case before the NLRB stronger.
     
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    if the players would be willing to play into July this is not as over as we all think.
     
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    The players could play thru August but the NHL must come off its salary cap/linkage proposals.
     
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    I think Chelios said it best...

     
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    Why is it, "owners have to get off linkage/cap"?

    Maybe the players should get off the luxury tax

    Listen, both sides are to blame for coming out throwing the "never" word and once the season is cancelled without a deal, you can bet the owners will be asking themselves if they should have tried the luxury tax offer and you'll have a ton of players thinking they will never recoup the money lost or offered.

    A soft cap at $38 million and hard cap at $50 million should be more than enough to show both sides compromised. Owners started this lockout wanting a $31 million hard cap, by having a maximum of $50 million, players were given a possible $570 million in additional earnings.

    Bettman and Goodenow are to blame for this mess by saying NEVER
     
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