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Tens of millions of reasons why players will cave

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08:32 AM ET 08.17 | Among the motivations that might end a lockout is most obvious -- the threat of lost salary -- and no distant memory for many veterans of the 2004-05 "season." That's one of the biggest reasons I still think that any potential lockout won't last more than a few weeks, or a month at the most, despite all of the rhetoric being spewed from both sides on Wednesday. At some point, the NHL's veterans and elder statesmen will step in and make sure a deal gets done. There are myriad other reasons why another lost season doesn't seem likely to me, but that may be the biggest. ... [Joe Thornton] is set to make $7 million in 2012-13, but lost out on more than $6 million in 2004-05, when he was still under contract to Boston.

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August 17, 2012  08:55 AM ET

okay...two (2) points about this piece:
1) Wasn't the lead yesterday that the OWNERS will cave?
2) Am I the only one who finds it hilarious that they used Joe Thornton's picture in a piece with this title?

August 17, 2012  09:19 AM ET

Here's a thought. Maybe neither side will "cave" and they will actually arrive at a compromise. Naaahhh.

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August 17, 2012  09:55 AM ET

Tomorrow on FN: Reasons why the fans will cave.
Sunday: Reasons why the agents will cave.

August 17, 2012  10:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Tomorrow on FN: Reasons why the fans will cave.Sunday: Reasons why the agents will cave.

Monday: Why Bryan Cave will cave (I assume one side will hire him as a lawyer)
Tuesday: Why Nick Cave will cave (I assume he'll be hired to write the depressing music for the lockout)

August 17, 2012  10:06 AM ET

So the real question is...in event of the lockout does that mean each King will get an extra day with the Cup and we'll see more parties in Vegas?

August 17, 2012  10:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Monday: Why Bryan Cave will cave (I assume one side will hire him as a lawyer)Tuesday: Why Nick Cave will cave (I assume he'll be hired to write the depressing music for the lockout)

wednesday: I cave at the office

August 17, 2012  10:17 AM ET

Tens of millions of reasons why players will cave

One reason is they couldn't spell spelunking.

August 17, 2012  10:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Tomorrow on FN: Reasons why the fans will cave.Sunday: Reasons why the agents will cave.

Arre you implying that Fareed Zakaria is one of the interns?

August 17, 2012  10:55 AM ET

If they really wanted to get this done they (Players/owners) would sit down for a week straight and hammer this out. Nobody leaves until the deal is done.

August 17, 2012  10:57 AM ET
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Tens of millions of reasons why players will caveOne reason is they couldn't spell spelunking.

Nice.

I love to spelunk

August 17, 2012  11:00 AM ET
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If they really wanted to get this done they (Players/owners) would sit down for a week straight and hammer this out. Nobody leaves until the deal is done.

Honestly, if I am a player and a member of the PA and I can afford to; I say strike. PA made a pretty good offer some F 'em....walk away. Your gonna get immediate contraction....your gonna have franchises who wont be able to make interest payments on loans, nor pay the notes on buildings/practice facilities etc, and sponsorship deals will dry up, not to mention TV contracts.......let Buttgoblin simmer in his little Napoleonic complex

August 17, 2012  11:01 AM ET
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wednesday: I cave at the office

Thursday we all go to Crystal Cavern to find out what all this caving is about.

August 17, 2012  11:02 AM ET
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Arre you implying that Fareed Zakaria is one of the interns?

Huh?

August 17, 2012  11:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

If they really wanted to get this done they (Players/owners) would sit down for a week straight and hammer this out. Nobody leaves until the deal is done.

Seeing as the talks are in To***to that seems a reasonable punishment.

August 17, 2012  11:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Arre you implying that Fareed Zakaria is one of the interns?

Zakaria has been Fareed of all wrong doing.

August 17, 2012  11:29 AM ET

so you're saying the reasons are actually dollars? this was never about the money!

August 17, 2012  11:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Tens of millions of reasons why players will caveOne reason is they couldn't spell spelunking.

Spelunking at The Cave in Vancouver was always an adventure.

 
August 17, 2012  11:49 AM ET
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Spelunking at The Cave in Vancouver was always an adventure.

LOL - Indeed. You had to be very careful where you laid your rock hammer because of crotch crickets.

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