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11-23-2004, 08:10 PM
Callng out the crap
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Originally Posted by DementedReality
not true ..

if one side says "never" and the other side is interested in negotiating, its pretty much up to them to come up with a solution that the "never" side will agree with.

if i said to you i want to buy your car and you said i can buy it, but you will never sell it for less than $x.xx. how much chance do i have of buying that car if i wont negotiate your terms ? hey, if i dont want your car bad enough, i can walk away. but if your car is the only car that suits my needs and you have drawn a line in the sand, i should come up with a solution you will accept.

That could also mean that Bettman wants cost certainty so he should get it and that its Goodenow that should retreat from his "never" strategy (and take a hit to his ego) if he wants to get jobs for his players badly enough? And that if he doesn't retreat then he doesn't want jobs for his players badly enough to compromise.

Neither side is retreating, egos are too big. They are both right and both wrong.

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