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*Official* CBA Negotiations and Lockout Thread

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I see that the NHL players, the wealthy elite, have decided to go overseas and steal jobs from working class players in Europe again just like last time. Screw em, I hope the league breaks their backs.

Scumbags.

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I can't believe these players. Who is advising these guys! This is like Tom Cruise coming up here in an actors strike and taking John McKeachie's radio commercial gig with Key West Ford.

Punks!

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Posted Today, 08:44 PM

I cannot stand looking at, or listening whenever comes from Bettmans

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At the same time it seems Hypocritical to me for NHL players to play overseas for any less money than they are willing to play here for.

Not to mention them taking jobs from Guys, who will never make in their Lifetime playing hockey what most average NHL players will make in 1 year, but do so because they like playing a hockey and making some money doing it

Plus what about there fellow NHL brothers who cannot play Overseas. They are fighting the fight for the prima donna guys while they continue on making an income overseas in other Leagues.

Then the High Profile guys go on about how this time they are more united ?

If they really are,then none of them should be playing anywhere

Maybe the other Leagues should make these players sign contracts,that once they sign they cannot go back to the NHL that year.

The pressure will be on the Owners if they see a few of these guys leave for the Year,and maybe settle this quicker?

Then the guys who stayed behind to support the new contract will be rewarded for more,than the guys who went Overseas

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loving this from selanne

• Teemu Selanne put Gary Bettman on blast in his Finnish language blog: “Gary Bettman has been the boss of the NHL for almost 20 years. He was hired to bring the salary cap and that is what he also did. 2 times there has been a threat of lockout during his reign and in both cases there has also been a lockout. So this is the third! He must be the most hated person in NHL. In every NHL arena he gets booed. The fans know! He makes over $ 8 million in a year. Would Mr Bettman be willing to give up his salary, and give a part of to these ‘poor’ teams? Hmm… interesting question.”

http://nhl-northeast...nes-puck-daddy/

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Stupid comment by a desperate Salenne who is at the end of his career. Would Mr.Salenne be willing to give up his salary, and give a part of to these "poor" teams? No. No one would.

Lots of tweets by the players, that make them sound stupid. If they want to stir something, say something that is relevant to why there is an lockout. "Everyone hates Bettman" What's new? Unfortunately many of the players still don't know what they are talking about, don't really know the details and most of them are just doing whatever Donald Fehr ask them to do.

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"Would Mr.Salenne be willing to give up his salary, and give a part of to these "poor" teams? No. No one would.

The players already offered money back to help in the league's revenue sharing.The league did not accept that proposal.

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Isn't that a quote from puck daddy the yahoo guy? Who knows how bad he butchered the translation or paraphrased it.

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"Would Mr.Salenne be willing to give up his salary, and give a part of to these "poor" teams? No. No one would.

The players already offered money back to help in the league's revenue sharing.The league did not accept that proposal.

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If the players would give back money, there wouldn't be a lockout. the NHLPA has done nothing and refuses to give back. Revenue Sharing does not effect most of the players, only the ones who make top dollar, even then it's not a significant amount. it's the Owners who are the only ones negotiations. Nonetheless, a lot is based on who is more convincing. Hopefully, in the next day/week that we get more details.

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It's not like it will make much a difference. None of it has anything to do with why we have a lockout. Bettman isn't a one man wrecking machine that creates lockout. If it was that easy, Bettman would be long gone by now.

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If the players would give back money, there wouldn't be a lockout. the NHLPA has done nothing and refuses to give back. Revenue Sharing does not effect most of the players, only the ones who make top dollar, even then it's not a significant amount. it's the Owners who are the only ones negotiations. Nonetheless, a lot is based on who is more convincing. Hopefully, in the next day/week that we get more details.

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Top signing bonus spenders:

1. Sabres – $20.75 million

2. Wild – $20.1 million

3. Predators – $13.3375 million

4. Lightning – $10.59 million

5. Blackhawks – $10.2575 million

6. Rangers – $9.5525 million

7. Canucks – $9.38 million

8. Blue Jackets – $5.7475

9. Canadiens – $5.44 million

10. Maple Leafs – $3.0875 million.

The top five
lockout spenders via signing bonuses? 1. BUF $20.75M, 2 MIN $20.1M, 3. NAS $13.3375M, 4. TBL $10.59M, 5. CHI $10.2575M.

— CapGeek (@capgeek)

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The longer this goes on, and I know it's only been a few days, I don't care what either of these groups have to say. They are both holding the process hostage.

Yes, salaries are out of whack. Yes, it's the owners' fault. They are to blame. They also hold the purse strings. So, get over it.

The players are making plenty of dough, they should be happy. But Bettman slapped them in the face with his first offer and it was on.

Bottom line: both parties need to contribute to revenue sharing. They are both interested in keeping the struggling teams operating. So get on with it.

The players going to Europe? Really? WTH guys?

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I don't agree with how NHL stars are going to European leagues and stealing roster spots.

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since the players are locked out I have no problem with them going overseas. If they were on strike different story.

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Stupid comment by a desperate Salenne who is at the end of his career. Would Mr.Salenne be willing to give up his salary, and give a part of to these "poor" teams? No. No one would.

Lots of tweets by the players, that make them sound stupid. If they want to stir something, say something that is relevant to why there is an lockout. "Everyone hates Bettman" What's new? Unfortunately many of the players still don't know what they are talking about, don't really know the details and most of them are just doing whatever Donald Fehr ask them to do.

Can we please get a player to step up and actually get into the details to what is actually going on? Or are they all clueless? Cause all the "Bettman sucks" "We want to do this for the fans" Garbage makes them all look like idiots.

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I don't agree with how NHL stars are going to European leagues and stealing roster spots.

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NHL announces cancellation of preseason schedule through Sept. 30

NEW YORK – The National Hockey League announced today the cancellation of the 2012 preseason schedule through Sept. 30. In addition, the 2012 Kraft Hockeyville preseason game, scheduled for Oct. 3 in Belleville, Ontario, has been postponed to 2013.

The cancellation of the schedule was necessary because of the absence of a Collective Bargaining Agreement between the NHL Players’ Association and the NHL.

While the Kraft Hockeyville game has been postponed, many of the scheduled celebrations in the winning community of Stirling-Rawdon, Ontario, will proceed as planned beginning on September 30.

http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=641879&cmpid=twt

IT BEGINS.

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