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11-04-2012, 12:19 PM
Do Make Say Think
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Originally Posted by HawksFan74 View Post
This board loves to single out people for the reason this deal is not done. You don't think Steve and Bill know the direction their respective camps want to head? It's not Gary vs. Dave, ect. It's still the owners against the players.
It definitely is Bettman versus Fehr: both get their marching orders from their respective membership but both have considerable clout over them.
On one hand you've got Bettman who can force a deal on the owners if he really feels like it (whether doing so is a good or bad idea is for another discussion) whereas from what we know of how Fehr handles the players it seems he keeps them misinformed (or asks them to give that impression).
The results are what matters and when both of them get unto the ice things get rocky.

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