It ain't getting to ten with this group, someone's opting out. There's just too many hardliners and ill will on both sides.
The players won't be opting out unless something drastically changes.
What leverage...you said yourself the DOI was a phony deadline and they could do it anytime. They must be having these sham votes to look good for court since they don't actually need to vote on DOI, but they're not going to win in court. Not after two months of players tweeting about disclaimer, Fehr's own cryptic comments about 'how other labor negotiations have gone' when asked about DOI/decert after the early December blowup, and the fact they're DOI'ing right at the deadline. Yeah that's real genuine and not a negotiating tactic lol...especially when it's done a few days right after it isn't done.
lol. dude. you don't seem to get it. the league is arguing that the union has to exist, which is preposterous. a union does not and should not have to exist, and why would management argue that a union has to exist? oh right - because it's advantageous for management for a union to exist.
you can't have it both ways. if it's a phony deadline, why are they doing it again? fun and games?
And of course Barnaby wanted to play. Matthew Barnaby was 31 when the lockout happened. He was a 12 minute/game player. He probably knew he didn't have much time left, and the lockout cost him a valuable year. However, the 1995 lockout almost certainly helped him, but he won't mention that. And that's how it goes. Old players get screwed, young players make money, players who have very brief careers lose.
Edited by Triumph, 03 January 2013 - 10:34 PM.