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10-16-2012, 04:46 PM
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Originally Posted by bubba5 View Post
Am I the only one who feels the PA will shoot this deal down? I think we are forgetting Fehr is a son of a gun and they ate not desperate for a deal to get done yet.

You mean besides me?

If the players take the owners move as a sign of weakness there will be no deal as they will play hardball.

As I think about it... the NHL's goal is to say to the players that if a 52% rate is what you really want then consider how quickly that will be gone with a reduced schedule.

I suspect the PA is trying to decide how high they could counter and seem like the reasonable party? Does a 54% offer KO a deal? What about 53% , etc?

Is the NHL holding another pt or two? if so a deal will get done. If not, we're looking at Dec as the earliest season opener.

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