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11-24-2012, 01:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Riptide View Post
Bettman wanted to talk in Nov 2011, however Fehr said they were not ready to talk. And both sides are responsible, as it takes two sides to come to an agreement. We all knew there would be a lockout if there was no CBA in place. You can blame it on Bettman all you want... but it takes two to tango.

I haven't heard that Bettman wanted to start that early, but it has been reported in Nov 11 that the NHL wanted 48-50% and contracting rights, and wouldn't settle for anything less (or more in this case). Even then, everyone knew that the players' option would be accept that, among other things, or get locked out.

This is a 'Lockout First' league.

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