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12-10-2004, 12:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Melrose_Jr.
I think if the owners are behind this proposal, Bettman's forced to accept it. Regardless of his own personal agenda, he's only speaking on their behalf.
It all depends on the number of owners.

Bettman only needs 8 on his side, so if 18 or 20 are in favor of this NHLPA proposal (with some modifications), they still don't have enough to overthrow Bettman, Jacobs, Karmonos, Wirtz etc. etc.

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