2012 CBA Discussion Part IV (Lockout talk here)
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11-30-2012, 12:18 AM
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LeBrun: B's Jacobs should recuse himself
The fact that LeBrun brings this up shows that it cannot be ignored. LeBrun knows it has to get out there because it is too obvious now.
The fact of the matter is is that this is personal, too. On both sides. This isn't just business. There are grudges. This, to me, seems like the "Personal" dispute/lockout.
It's twice in a generation that the players must dial it back for the owners and it is being led by a guy who entered ownership when players were well under thumb and able to be colluded against. Jacobs is still trying to get a handle on how the players progressed so fast once Alan Eagleson got ditched in 1991. It only took three months.
The Martin Lapointe situation was also decent indicator of how even Jeremy Jacobs "the damn good businessman" can be lured into settling a personal score at the expense of common sense and fiscal responsibility. He will cross the line to make his point. This is his league now.
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