2012-13 Lockout Discussion Part V: The "Back to square one" Edition
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10-21-2012, 05:58 AM
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: New York
Bettman put conditions on discussing the make whole program with Fehr
FEHR: "All I can tell you is that my sense in the meeting (Thursday): They reviewed our proposals. It took them 12 or 15 minutes, said they rejected them, said their offer on Tuesday was their very best offer and that outside of what he called 'minor tweaks' that was it. He said this in front of 19 players. When I said, 'So, a tweak means something small and insubstantial' or words to that effect, he said 'Yes.' That's sort of the way it ends.
Except Gary said at the end of the meeting if the players were prepared to accept their offer in its entirety, minor tweaks,
I could call him about the 'make whole' provision which has players paying players for the reduced salaries in the first two years
. I just have to go on the basis of what I heard."
The players accept the NHL proposal AND then Bettman will discuss the make whole.
Bettman has been doing this from day 1.
Everyone screams about the PA not willing to discuss the economic stuff. That is because Bettman puts conditions on that too. The PA has to accept the NHL's position for discussions on HRR to take place.
This is Fehr'r fault?
Fehr negotiated two CBAs in MLB without missing an inning. 2002 and 2006.
Bettman is 3 for 3 in lockouts.
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