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11-11-2012, 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted by guyincognito View Post
They have to be GIVEN the proposal, that's the part you're not quite understanding. It doesn't matter what popular support would be unless they are given something. If the negotiating team isn't going to give anything to the reps, there is no potential for a vote. And since the reps work in tandem with the negotiating team, they would never send anything to a vote that the negotiating team doesn't want being sent to a vote.

So it doesn't MATTER if it would be a 2/3 - 3/4 majority. It's not going to be sent to vote and would not without a coup.
Which, if 75% of the players would want to sign that deal, we would have now.

But yes, the question is moot. It implies negotiations with Fehr are not going as they wish, and maybe if they could get rid of the tough negotiating committee and go right to the rest of the players, maybe those players could be fooled into accepting a bad deal.

The attempt is to plant the seed that there should be a player mutiny now. It is transparent and desperate and I interpret that as they are starting to crack.

Players expect the owners best offer in December. The owners expect the players best offer in December. The last waltz is coming soon.

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