The lockout thread
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10-03-2012, 10:20 AM
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Exactly. Fehr was looking for a fight, and he's now taking on an ownership group that was the only one in major pro sports that was willing to cancel an entire season, just a few short years ago.
Unfortunately for fans, that probably means no NHL hockey for a long time. Every work stoppage in the NHL has lasted longer than the one before it. With the people involved, a calendar year this time wouldn't surprise me. January 1st, 2014 wouldn't shock me.
The union would fracture by them. Once the lower end guys; like Stoll (overpaid) start losing out on checks, this union will crack. Lower end Hockey players right now are way overpaid, they are not going to want to miss out on that money. Those lower end guys make up a majority of the union.
The NHLPA will start to get sick of this around December. By then it won't matter what (BS) Fehr is feeding them, they will want to get on NHL ice and get paid.
Happened to the NFL and NBA unions. The Average player in those leagues is overpaid as well. Once it came down to them losing money, and them feeling it, they caved.
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