Twitter reacts to owners’ first CBA proposal

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However it happened, the world found out about the NHL owners’ rather brash first CBA proposal. One can debate how serious it really is – negotiations often open with offers so bold they border on humor fiction – but Twitter reactions were worth the lockout worries and everything that came with it. Here’s a survey of some of the most interesting stuff.

Michael Russo captured many of our thoughts about how the “cordial” descriptions of the meetings might be a bit of a smokescreen – or at least a thing of the past – now that this information is out there.

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Seth Rorabaugh of Empty Netters laughed off the owners’ goal to drop the players’ revenue split from 57 to 46 percent.

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Leave it to Stephen Whyno – a guy with a cute dog as his avatar – to drop a Scooby Doo in his reaction.

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Speaking of animals, Chris Kuc is a sad panda.

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There’s pandas and then there’s Santa, whose mystical arrival might just come when hockey season might start, if you ask Dave Stubbs.

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Bruce Arthur’s doom and gloom bothers me more than other peoples’ doom and gloom, for some reason.

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Jeff Marek isn’t getting too worked up, though.

source:  Interesting bit: James Mirtle says the players’ cut will drop 19 percent, not 11.

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Adam Proteau got a little superstitious, with the news breaking on July 13 and all.

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You probably won’t hear much from players since Donald Fehr likely told them to keep quiet, but perhaps we’ll hear from minor league/NHL “tweeners” such as Mike McKenna. We’ll leave you with his interesting perspective.

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