Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 10/03/12 at 07:25 PM ET
from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,
History shows that if the league had incorporated some of the NHLPA’s ideas into the last agreement, they may have been better off in the end.
Conclusion: Maybe they need to take a fresh look what the NHLPA has on the table – drags on salary increases in the future, plus enhanced revenue sharing – and see if they can plug in numbers that would make it work for them.
The alternative is to follow a script that hasn’t worked at all – win the negotiating battle and lose the CBA war. The owners got what they wanted in the last two negotiations, but miscalculated their effects, with a poor display of crystal-ball gazing. End result: They are back to the drawing board for a third time, stalled again, and this time, they better get the fix right.
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