2012-13 Lockout Discussion Part VII: The Last Waltz "Cut the sheet & drop the puck!"
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11-27-2012, 02:15 PM
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imo its no news. only thing that will come out of it is if the mediator sides with one side then that side can win the pr battle saying they are right. but nothing is binding so anything the mediator says that goes against them they will just ignore.
In cases where both sides know the outcome, but they are each afraid to make a move for the fear that the other side will view it as surrender, the mediator can work. He can pressure both sides. He can talk to them one-on-one and get each to say that if the other side agrees to X, so will they, but they won't be the first to do so. Then he can say, "Look both of you want X, so can we just agree on that?"
The mediator is not supposed to side with one or the other.
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