2012-13 Lockout Discussion Part VII: The Last Waltz "Cut the sheet & drop the puck!"
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11-29-2012, 06:17 AM
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Location: New York
Folger said that if the labor war has turned into a personal battle - as it seems to have done, with Fehr and Bettman as the main combatants - "it makes the mediation tougher."
He also said mediation can "save face" for the side that is more reluctant to compromise.
"The mediation-made-me-do-it syndrome can work in their favor," he said. The side that makes what it perceives as the biggest concessions can "save face by implying it was pressure from the mediator that caused it. It wasn't that they caved, but they went with something the mediator [suggested]."
So, really, I’m just waiting along with the rest of you. Yes, I make calls still though, silly. I definitely would not bet the farm on this, but I still believe there will be a season of some kind. Not sure I can give you a good set of Nate Silver-style data points as to why I believe this, but I do.
But, of course, there are just enough small-minded, petty egos in the room for this thing to blow the whole season up. I found this story today written by a writer out of Boston, about Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs, and the large role he’s played in this lockout. The more you read about Jacobs, the more loathsome creature he seems.
Saving face would be nice.
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