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08-23-2012, 03:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Blueline Bomber View Post
If they weren't happy with the current CBA, why offer the opportunity to return to the current CBA in their proposal?
They (Fehr) most likely knew that the NHL would reject it.

Or because, if the NHL had accepted the "stopgap" CBA that Fehr proposed, then suddenly Fehr could declare a players strike right before the playoffs, and HE would have all the leverage in the world.

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