If the players cave and give in to the owners demands, they'll have no one to blame but themselves and I can't have much sympathy. If they get a better deal than what's on the table now, bully for them. I'll likely still watch the games afterwards regardless of when and regardless of outcome, with the hope that one day the league will be run somewhat better than a dog circus.
BTW Blobby, if I'm licking athletic ass-crack you may want to wipe Jeremy Jacobs' jizz off your chin.
I have never said the players shouldn't try and get the best deal possible. I have never been a bag licker to the owners either, just a realist and although it will break some people's hearts they will win this dispute. The players will NOT get everything they want much to ukcanuck's dismay... and no they are not " the little guy " , the fan is the little guy. I have said in the past the owners need to make some concessions here and I am no fan of Bettman.
Something like: working towards 50 - 50 by year three at the latest and if the owners insist on getting it right away they can make whole( well partially whole anyways) on moneys lost during the league imposed lockout.
Owners can loosen their contract length demands to something like 7- 8 years instead of five years
Leave free agency age alone or tweak it slightly to 8 years if they must.
More revenue sharing from the rich to the poor, though i can see why the Leafs may have a problem propping up five teams and shitting away half their profits. Lots of ways to skin the cat here but reading some of the posts in this thread make a guy want to puke.
I am probably going to stay out of this thread . I swear some people to seem to actually enjoy the labour dispute more than they like the sport .