Shanahan says we got a great deal

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  1. RangerBoy

    RangerBoy TRUST THE PROCESS

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    New York Times hockey writer Jason Diamos sat down with Brendan Shanahan.He was in New York taping a show to appear on ESPN

    http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/14/sports/hockey/14nhl.html

    The NHL players are going to be doing very well even with a hard cap.Some players will be squeezed but those players were already overpaid so it evens out or are the end of their careers or coming off disappointing seasons.The big guys will still make their money
     
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    The NFL would be in shambles if every contract was guarnteed.
     
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    They've had a great deal for decades now,he's just catching on now?

    Let's see,great money to play a great game plus all the other perks that comes with being rich/famous young athletes(we all know what they are)

    It's a deal that is as good as they come really.These guys make me shake my head.
     
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    the players do have a good deal...

    and they should be thanking Bettman for that.
     
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    Let's see if the players still think the deal is good when the escrow money is taken.
     
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    Five words:

    "It's only a flesh wound!!!!!"
     
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    Its a great deal? How did they then not agree on something like this before canceling an entire season? Grrr.... :madfire:
     
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    Diamos probably missed the check from the owners in Brendan's back pocket. ;)
     
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    Which was my point the entire lockout. The players simply had to accept the cap right away, work out the rest of the contract, and they'd still have a great deal *and* an extra billion and a bit bucks in their pockets.
     
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    There's no way they would have lost gauranteed contracts. It was just a bugaboo used to scare the PA rank and file into submission.
     
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    I want to hear the same words from McCabe ;)
     
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    If I recall correctly, the removal of guaranteed contracts was never an issue for the League.
     
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    I'd like to see everyone on the Owners side who said Linkage would never be dropped.. and it was...... same with the PA and the cap...

    THINGS ARE SAID TO SHOW YOUR STANCE AND GAIN LEVERAGE.........

    you take things to seriouslly... it was meant to scare them.. and not anything else...
     
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    There's no linkage?

    What about that whole 54% of league revenue stuff?

    What am I missing here?
     
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    You're missing that joepeps is on drugs and has no idea *** he's talking about.

    Leaguewide salaries are now linked to revenues. Doesn't get any more "linkage" than that.
     
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    What made the PA look bad was all of the spouting off and use of the word "never" in regards to things that were inevitable. The deal they ended up getting and some of the things they fought for and won like the lowered UFA age is what makes their "loss" in this whole battle seem over-ballyhooed. There is still lots of money to go around--30 teams wide now--and most decent players will spend half or more of their career as a potential free agent up for bid. I think the players did fine--the posturing made them look a lot more silly than the actual deal they got. But whatever, let's play some hockey.
     
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    That's what I was saying. It was just a Barbarians at the gates canard to terrorize his membership into blind allegiance.
     
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