Originally written on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 8/9/12
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Philadelphia Flyers player representative Scott Hartnell went to the media after the latest round of CBA negotiations to vent his frustrations as Tim Panaccio of CSN Philadelphia has the scoop. Having already attended six meetings thus far in the offseason, Hartnell believes the owners made out pretty well for themselves during the 04-05 lockout and have now pulled a "180."“To use Gary [Bettman’s] own words, it’s a systemic issue,” Hartnell said this week. “He doesn’t want to look at the rich teams or the teams that are losing money. He wants to look at them all together which is a total 180 from what it was seven years ago.“It’s up to us to see if it’s feasible or not. But you look at the rollback and percentage they want and it’s more concessions then we gave up last time around.” The main issue during the last CBA was cost certainty or, in basic terms, a salary cap and creating parity in the league. The owners got that, along with their sport seeing a re-birth in popularity and r...
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