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NHL Lockout 2012 Explained With Taiwanese Animation, Featuring Former Predator Ryan Suter

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February 28, 2012; Raleigh, NC, USA; Nashville Predators defensemen Ryan Suter (20) against the Carolina Hurricanes at the RBC center. The Hurricanes defeated the Predators 4-3. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-US PRESSWIRE
February 28, 2012; Raleigh, NC, USA; Nashville Predators defensemen Ryan Suter (20) against the Carolina Hurricanes at the RBC center. The Hurricanes defeated the Predators 4-3. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-US PRESSWIRE

Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiations are notoriously complex affairs, what with haggling over the definition of Hockey Related Revenue, salary cap mechanics, revenue sharing schemes, etc.

So how better to explain what's going on than with another installation of those surreal, but all-too-accurate Taiwanese animations, courtesy of Next Media Animation?

And what do you know, former Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan Suter makes an appearance! There he is, gaining the attention of the free-spending Craig Leipold, alongside fellow free agent Zach Parise, the pair available for a mere $196 million (before rollback, of course). Only moments later, however, it all turns so horribly wrong...