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09-05-2012, 01:54 AM
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Originally Posted by vokiel View Post
You think Bettman is bluffing? With the rumors of the league losing money as reported by Lavoie, this feels like a big bluff yes, but ... owners have demonstrated that they're ready to ice skate uphill and defy all rationalism so I think we're headed to a lockout and MacLean is just looking silly with a headline like this and nothing of substance in his article.

I hope his feelings are right though
his "feelings" are based on patterns seen in other pro leagues in NA in similar situations.

Also i don't think threatening a lock out is him bluffing. Just that if there is no agreement, there is no work. that's normal. The agreement will come; IMO most likely after the 15th, before 1st game of the season. Cancel out the pre games; owners can afford it, players seem to hate it (except for the rookies and players that have to win a roster spot).

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