Discussion in 'NLL News and Rumors' started by fandit, Oct 2, 2018.

  1. fandit

    fandit Well-Known Member

    There has been a lot of talk about the top UFA's not being signed yet because of the CBA. Anyone have any details of what's going on. Is it simply bonus cap space increasing? Is there a new Agreement going into place? Is it just a new year in the old one?
  2. LordStanley1893

    LordStanley1893 Active Member

    I think players maybe holding out on signing a multi year deal if the terms could be better for next year. Maybe there is hope that a new deal gets signed before the start of this season.
  3. liveone

    liveone Active Member

    I know the current agreement goes through 2020, but there's been a few indications on Twitter the last few days that current negotiations for a new deal aren't going so well. I've found several players have made some mildly veiled comments about it over the last week or so and today O'Brien seems to basically call bullshit on the current negotiations.
  4. WingsNut423566

    WingsNut423566 Well-Known Member

    Very predictable and expected.
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2018
  5. dougm

    dougm Well-Known Member

    shades of the last big expansion labor strife. fellas, everyone take a deep breath and calmly figure this out.
  6. AmericanRockFan

    AmericanRockFan Well-Known Member

    This league probably can’t survive a strike, unless it’s quick like the one in 2007.
  7. RockStar

    RockStar Well-Known Member

    wonder if Nicky Sak will have enough in the sack to threaten to use replacement players. I think that batch of strife was just about the end of poor Jennings :D.

    Anyway, still to be sorted out, with rapid expansion happening, stakes are as high as they have ever been.

    Here's to a slanderous game of liars' poker, and, here's to both sides leaving the table with something they can live with.
  8. chuckster

    chuckster Well-Known Member

    That's usually how this plays out. Neither side gets everything they want and by the time they figure that out, damage has been done.
  9. Hollywood42

    Hollywood42 Well-Known Member

    I’m curious to the true revenue stream of this league
  10. New Fan

    New Fan Active Member

    With adding two new teams this season just don't see a strike into the start of the season being viable for the owners or players. Training camps open for most teams the first weekend in November. Maybe a delay for a week into training might happen to push the negotiations forward. Hope cooler heads prevail.
  11. Hollywood42

    Hollywood42 Well-Known Member

    The current cba hasn’t expired and will not do so Until 2020 so there can’t be work stoppage
  12. New Fan

    New Fan Active Member

    Yes. However, if the players aren’t happy with the current CBA, which it sounds like, they don’t necessarily have to report to training camps as they are not paid.
  13. Hollywood42

    Hollywood42 Well-Known Member

    But they are under contract so they can be fined
  14. Hollywood42

    Hollywood42 Well-Known Member

    Then there’s players like bill O’Brien openly criticising the negotiations on twitter
    Like hold up a second thrilla you’re a fringe pro baller at best
  15. AmericanRockFan

    AmericanRockFan Well-Known Member

    Maybe he figures he has almost nothing to lose, so he can afford to be more vocal.
  16. WingsNut423566

    WingsNut423566 Well-Known Member

    Last edited: Oct 17, 2018
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  17. Hollywood42

    Hollywood42 Well-Known Member

  18. RockStar

    RockStar Well-Known Member

    OBrien probably gets a job with a league that is two teams bigger........and, that's kinda one of the problems with expansion.

    At least the guy's a character and plays with heart and energy.
  19. swami24

    swami24 Well-Known Member

    Can't we all just get along?
  20. AmericanRockFan

    AmericanRockFan Well-Known Member

    No. Go **** yourself.


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