Idoit40fans wrote: There has not been a single portion of any proposal in this whole process that has given the players anything.
NHL gave up an extra $100 million, unrestricted free agency, salary arbitration, entry level system. I'm watching the Daly briefing now. What you have is Fehr telling players like Upshall that, if they only wait until January, they'll get more. Fehr doesn't want to make a deal. He wants to obliterate his opposition.
And why is it so important for players to have contracts longer than 5 years (NHL gave in on that too allowing re-signs of 7 years). Only a small percentage of players have contracts longer than that. It is as if a few of the top stars are holding things from going forward for the rest of the players who sign 2 or 3 or 4 year deals. Time for the small guys to speak out.
Maybe NHL can give an extra year to 6, but if the PA wouldn't sign that then I say kick them all out of the league and start fresh.