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10-22-2012, 01:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Morris Wanchuk View Post
I do buyouts for work all the time.. some times we say mean names to each other, talk about final, final, final offers... yet there is another offer.

Some of these players are taking this business far too seriously. Whaaa Bettman has been cold, the owners 1st offer was mean. IMO, it stems from the fact these players don't even negotiate their own contracts, they would probably be curled up in the corner crying if they heard half the stuff the GM's told their agents.

Sensitive Krejci especially.
I'm with you on some things, and different on others. Agree on the players involvement idea, they definitely have some disconnect with situations like this since quite often their agents do the bargaining.

However Bettman does deserve some serious flack (like he's always gotten). One lockout, ok i suppose it can happen, but three under his tenure is awful. Whether it's his fault or not, him more then anyone "drives the boat", and this is one too many accidents.

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