Nothing like buying the league's drivel hook line and sinker. Why is 50-50 fair, and why should the system be fully linked, and why should the PA have to make a full offer that the league accepts? It's called a negotiation. If the league doesn't like something in the PA's offers, it should counter. Instead it runs out of the room telling anyone who will listen that Fehr doesn't represent the players' interests, that he refuses to negotiate, and people believe it.
Isn't that how negotiations started? League gave offer, players refused it, say NHL is being unfair, no nhlpa counter.
Then we wait a couple weeks and owners make another offer since players refuse. Nhlpa comes back with 3 bare bones offers, addressing almost nothing the owners had touched on, and the players hadn't even taken the time to run numbers on.
Sounds like you've bought the nhlpa "drivel" that they're working hard against an unfair partner.