Re: STRIKE OVER?
posted at 12/7/2012 8:56 AM EST
In response to Chowdahkid-'s comment:
In response to bim09's comment:
In response to Not-A-Shot's comment:
Yeah, a 50/50 split should be good enough. Heck, a 25% share should be good enough for these players. I honestly cannot believe that these guys are trying to hold the line on player contract length and a few other smaller details. I honestly hope that this is true:
@Real_ESPNLeBrun: Bettman says the Make Whole provision in its entirety as a concept is OFF the table.
Now the players are going to feel the sting of getting too big for their britches. Sometimes, you have to say "yes". It's like having your girlfriend finally bring her twin sister to bed with you, but you fouling it all up because you demanded to record the ordeal.
Kel, the owners that signed the longer term deals (see: Minnesota) are one of the reasons for demanding the lenght cap. The other, of course, is to stop players and agents from asking for deals that long. The length being capped at 5 years is logical. How many contracts have been for more than seven years, anyway? Less than 20 I'd guess. Maybe even less than 10. And yet, the players are going to hang onto the extended length with all of their might. SO DUMB.
Star players get that kind of deal because they are a rare commodity. The length of contract primarily pertains to them. And i support it.
What i don't get is why didn't the owners just make a counter offer for 6 or 7 years and call it a day? I dont think it a stretch to say the PA probably would have agreed to it.
Because as explained, the $100m extra that was put on the table by the owners was tied into to it being a 10 year deal ( with a 8 year out clause by both ). Not a 6-7 year deal. It would have raised the rates they had to pay out at.
It was a take it or leave it package deal. Not a "I'll have these three and let's negotiate these other three deal".
and that's the high school math I was talking about. Either the players (Sidney) were too dumb to crunch the numbers when he said he was very optimistic or that was one hell of an acting job ! Fehr on the otherhand is not dumb, great actor and did this for a reason.