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11-15-2012, 08:47 PM
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Langdon Alger*
 
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Originally Posted by Erik Estrada View Post
If the NHL doesn't want to offer more than they have, their strategy has to be to split the membership and alienate Fehr from the PA's core... The logic for this 2 week break has to be that the League feels it ratchets up the pressure and paints Fehr as the Player's enemy.
Pressure is part of it, but speed is as well.

"We've made our last proposal" is a tactic along the same lines as the two-week break. The owners know Fehr is waiting until the point where he thinks their best offer will come, and they're trying to speed up the process and get things going faster.

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