The Lockout Thread UPD 1/6 - framework of new CBA agreed to
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11-19-2012, 02:10 PM
Join Date: Aug 2011
So the NHLPA actually discussed the option of decertifying over the weekend... They voted against it, but the fact that they even discussed it is telling.
Everyone loves to piss all over Bettman, but the book on Donald Fehr is just as bad or worse. There has been a work stoppage in 6 of the 8 labor negotiations in which he has been involved, and it wouldn't surprise me if he leads the union down the road to total Armageddon in this one. He misread the situation from the start and he's now backed into a corner with only two real options: surrender or pull the pin on the grenade and blow it up. I don't think his ego will allow him to choose surrender, so unless something magical happens in negotiations this week, I think things are going to get a lot uglier real fast.
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