Already they have agreed to the 50/50 split, agreed to actually pay most of the make whole agreement, changed the terms of the length of contracts to allow players to get longer contracts, and there are several others as well.
Sure the players have given up some things as well, but for me it always comes back to this, people are paying hundreds of thousands and in some cases several millions of dollars a year to play a game. When the global economy is bad as a whole, I find it a bit hard to stomach that you as a players are complaining about making what you make, for doing what you do.
I still think the entire process has been hijacked by a few hard headed owners, and a few players trying to protect their millions. Meanwhile the rest of the owners and the largest bulk of the players just want to get back to playing hockey and making money.