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08-30-2012, 03:36 PM
Join Date: Nov 2003
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Any work stoppage wouldn't be anything close to Fehr's fault.
This is all the owners, as evidenced by their completely absurd, bad-faith initial offer. They got pretty much everything they wanted in the last round of CBA negotiations and now they want more concessions.
Nail hit directly on head!
Fehr and the players offered to play while this is getting worked out, it was Bettman who said no deal Sep 15, no hockey.
If the owners are so bent on helping the "small markets" then lower the % to around 50-52% and let the larger markets share some of their revenues like other sports do.
I was firmly on the owners side in '04, but like stated above, they got what they wanted (players totally caved) and 8 years later with revenues almost tripling in that time, it's still not enough for them....I have 0 sympathy for them this time and am glad the union has a guy like Fehr who won't let them get steamrolled by these greedy bahstards again.
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