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11-03-2012, 04:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Mike Jones View Post
He has a public face to maintain and protect (Tough no nonsense negotiator guy) and he also has a job to make the best deal possible. Sometimes those two things conflict. A pragmatist would always have a back channel open and working.

I guess I'm not convinced he's worried about the former. He's not looking for a job after this gig. He came out of retirement to help the NHLPA restructure it's organization, and it's known he's only sticking around until a new CBA is signed.

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