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11-02-2012, 12:39 PM
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Originally Posted by hbk View Post
His strategy is sound. It's what I would do if I were in his shoes. I just think the media should have been calling him out on it months ago. Too bad they wanted to pile on the Bettman hate ( lazy journalism). I'm actually baffled no media member has interviewed a University professor that teaches negotiations to get a prediction on how this plays itself out. I predicted in the summer that NHLPA wouldn't start offering anything of significance until mid November. I think I'm going to be close with my Jan 1 start date.
Part of me expects to lose the whole season. IIRC, the 04-05 lockout, the league cancelled the season in early or mid-February '05 - and I'd expect if they aren't back on ice by mid January, we can consider even a half season of play unlikely.

Be a shame to lose half a season or more and just wind up with a 5 or 6 year agreement and go through this all over again in 2018 or 2019.

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