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11-13-2012, 11:44 PM
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Originally Posted by BLONG7 View Post
Fehr did what he did in 1994 to MLB and there was no World Series...do you honestly think he wouldn't have done it in 2012 to a sport he doesn't even care for, just to get his clients leverage??

Owners in pro sports will never ever again give a PA a chance to play and earn money, while no CBA, thanks to the Don...
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Originally Posted by TaketheCannoli View Post
So if you've done something once, it's guaranteed you'll do it every time?

I'm not saying there would have been no strike, I'm saying we will never know.
True, however Fehr's reputation before becoming the head of the NHLPA was marked first and foremost by doing such a thing in 1994 with MLB. And, after becoming the head of the NHLPA, Bettman would have seen from first hand experience that Fehr would treat everything, including realignment, as a potential bargaining chip "needing" to be balanced out by some other concession. Fehr even refused for almost a full year to even start negotiating until the owners were in a position to start to suffer repercussions of a lockout.

Bottom line... Fehr couldn't be trusted NOT to call a strike (again).

You know the saying...

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

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