Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 12/22/12 at 10:27 PM ET
from Damian Cristodero of the Tampa Bay Times,
The NHL has won its labor war with the players. It's over.
Owners have gotten what some estimates say is $1 billion in concessions from players, assuming a 10-year collective bargaining agreement. Contract rules will be tightened. Players aren't even arguing existing contracts should be honored.
So why are we in Day 99 of the lockout with no end in sight and the fight making its way, perhaps, toward the courts?
Because the league wants even more, a position that frustrates Lightning star Marty St. Louis.
"The truth is hockey players, our whole life, we're groomed to stick together and fight; when it gets tough, to dig in," he recently said at the Ice Sports Forum in Brandon. "I think we're being more than reasonable.
"I think we've done our part."
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