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10-29-2012, 10:36 PM
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The reality is prior to Fehr's 1994 stunt lockouts were rare. Owners and players would just play until a new deal was worked out. Fehr's stunt changed that culture completely and now no league is willing to risk a strike which is why lockouts have become unavoidable. Even the NFL had one during this last round of talks. It's the standard procedure now to prevent another 1994 situation. Owners only choose this reality now because Fehr showed all owners in all leagues what happens if you roll the dice and let the players dictate the rules of engagement in labor talks.

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