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10-30-2012, 12:57 AM
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Originally Posted by FissionFire View Post
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.
There was nothing "stunt" about it.
That's just sort of biased language you're using.

There's lockout. And there's strike.

People act like it's some big deal to risk losing the playoffs after playing 80 percent of the regular season.

Well, it's a big risk to lose the whole freakin' season, too.

Here's all you need to know about the history of the NHL and the NHLPA

Total Games Lost
NHL Owners - 336 and counting + 1230 games + 468
NHL PA - 0

One side clearly, in my opinion, needs to be stopped, once and for all.

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