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11-15-2012, 10:41 AM
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Originally Posted by pepty View Post
The Don Fehr-led organization has nonetheless been able to stay very consistent in its message for weeks.

Attack NHL commissioner Gary Bettman. Personalize the disagreement. Make it appear as though the labour battle is all Bettman’s doing. Emphasize that the union gave “massive” concessions seven years ago. Question why owners are gagged and not allowed to speak freely.

NHLPAers have hit those notes consistently over the first 60 days of the lockout along with repeating the charge that the NHL won’t negotiate fairly.
And very few, besides the players themselves, are buying it, and I truly wonder how many of the players are not buying it and just keeping their mouths shut for fear of retribution.

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