Professor rips NHL for treating fans as stupid
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11-24-2012, 01:29 AM
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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
When was the last league to enter into a season without a CBA?
The NHL did ask the PA in Nov 11, and in Jan 12, and in June 12. The PA's only interest was in dragging this out as long as possible.
"Itís not as if Donald Fehr was lying to us, several players said. Rather, itís as if he has been economical with information, these players believe, not sharing facts these players consider to be vital."
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