Strategic silence?

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  1. LadyStanley

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    I wonder if the owners are planning to declare impasse in January, rather than wait until next fall?

    It says in the article there is no time constraint to doing so.
     
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    What I was thinking is that ownership might obtain a ruling of impasse, and not use replacement players. That is , if they can put through that contracts are not guaranteed and 2 way, then when they can declare impasse they can lose alot of problem contracts. This is dependent upon whether contracts are currently guaranteed through language in the individual contracts or through the contract being guaranteed by way of the CBA stating that all contracts are guaranteed. If it is the latter, I think they could do that. Then, if the League is able to lose all the problem contracts and they do not use replacements to start up, it could serve as an impetus for players to make a deal.
     
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    I doubt they'd be able to backtrack on existing contracts.... The Leclair's Turgeon's & Yashin's of the world will still get their money.......
     
  5. Dave is a killer

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    The sooner the owners declare impasse the better for everyone that owns a business in all arena districts

    :yo: :teach: :banana: :jump: :handclap:
     
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    Just because they declare an impasse doesn't mean they'll get their way. Didn't work for baseball owners in 1994.
     
  7. HckyFght*

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    The league should set a date, December 1, for the union to come around. If they aren't in serious negotiations by then, an impasse should be declared and the training camp doors should open and tryouts should begin. Any NHLer who still wants to play should get back to work. Start up the season during the Christmas Holidays, movie ticket prices, old school hockey with no instigator rule, and the lines on the ice back to their pre-Bettman configuration. Enough is enough.
    -HckyFght!
     
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    :troll: :bonk:
     
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    there are no negotiations because there is nothing to negotiate....salary cap or no cap. there is not middle ground on that issue.
     
  10. HckyFght*

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    Is this good or bad?
    -HckyFght! :help:
     
  11. Motown Beatdown

    Motown Beatdown Need a slump buster

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    Re-read your post. There is no way Bettman is gonna undo changes he and the governors put in place. Bettman is a lot of things, and stubborn is at the top of the list.
     
  12. HckyFght*

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    Bettman might also be angling to keep his job too. A lot of the changes proposed at the GM's summit last spring were simply gussied up roll backs of Bettman era decisions. To get fans into the buildings to see the replacement games, resorting to old time hockey only makes sense.

    But I say fire Bettman and get Ken Dryden or David Poille, we could probably start a movement for that right here and now!
    -HckyFght!
     
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