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11-15-2012, 11:14 PM
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Originally Posted by NJDevs26 View Post
Problem is I think this is exactly what Fehr wanted...to bait the league into fire and brimstone. The league demonizing him and throwing around rhetoric only helps galvanize him and the union that much more.

Don't make Fehr the scapegoat. Bettman's negotiating tactics are well-known.

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Originally Posted by Bourne Endeavor View Post
Aye, I suspect the NHL's stance is, "start negotiating off our proposals because despite your whining. That is ultimately what we want." Of course, the PA is free to disagree however, it is within their best interest to humor the league and attempt to gain benefits from those proposals. Repeatedly submitting their own proposal - a slight variation from the original - is not going to get them anywhere.
It's gotten them this far. The NHL could decide they're being unreasonable and salvage the season.

Of course, that would mean they would leave the contracting rights alone.

Remember when everyone was screaming that the league was ONLY interested in the HRR and linkage rate. Yup. So do I.

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