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11-30-2012, 08:00 AM
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Originally Posted by MISC View Post
Everybody is missing the point.

Bettman doesnt actually want the players to meet with the owners. He wants the players to break. Some (Hamrlik's) will say they should meet and some (Toews's) will say they don't want too.

He is splitting the players without ever actually needing the meeting to take place. This will hopefull show which players aren't fans of Fehr.

Point Gary.

This is basically just a potshot by Bettman. There's no risk involved from his side, and for all he knows it might cause a little more grumbling by players behind the scenes.

It's purely brinksmanship at this point. Negotiations aren't active, so there's not much else to do but score cheap points.

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