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11-15-2012, 06:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Fugu View Post
The PA was locked out, and the NHL's starting position proposed a massive rollback and huge concessions on player rights won in previous decades.
I see you are easily fooled. The NHL's starting position was to begin negotiations one year ago. The NHL also wanted to initiate a realignment of divisions which made total sense but that was nixed as Fehr flexed his muscles... not for the greater good but just for the sake of flexing them.

Bettman may be hated but he is no fool. Had the season begun, Fehr could have easily submarined it with a player strike before the playoffs. Does anyone remember the stunt he pulled in MLB?

Fehr set the tone for these negotiations long before the September 15th deadline. His reputation has preceded him.

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