Lockout thread #2: mediation done - no progress
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11-17-2012, 04:45 AM
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Bill Simmons pretty much nails it in this article:
Horrible article, bunch of emotional ranting with little or no basis in reality.
Blames Bettman for expansion into bad markets, something initiated, planned, and half executed before he was even hired.
Plays a half-assed game of hindsight(everyone but bettman knew they should have limited contract lengths during the last lockout, what an idiot!)
Implies Bettman is maliciously scuttling the league for his old bosses.
Oh, and props the players on a completely undeserved pedestal, and absolves the NHLPA of all responsibility for both lockouts. Which is a laughable stance considering they hired someone with Fehr's reputation to represent them, and easily disprovable with even a cursory glance at the PA's bargaining efforts during this lockout.
As an article - it's a media troll attempt for hits and visability at it's best, or a PA puff piece with insight into the NHLPA's delusional persecution complex at it's worst.
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