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07-08-2011, 12:12 PM
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Originally Posted by barrytrotzsneck View Post
History shows, in the case of the Blackhawks and Devils, that typically it's going to land in the NHLPA's favor. Wetcoaster, who I know and have a lot of respect for, going back to legalese intepretation during the lockout and his experience with sports contract management, felt that unless the arbiter went off the path completely, that this was likely going to be a win for the NHLPA.

Do we know for sure? No...but I'm very glad we don't have to find out, because it seems the odds were against us.
The Hawks and Devils were both days late in filing whereas this was going to be parsing of the word "tender" and investigating the sending means as spelled out in the CBA where the Boolean operator OR plays a key role in determining if the team was in the wrong or not. Historically, the Hawks and Devils situations are quite different.

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