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12-03-2012, 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Canucker View Post
To be fair, Fehr stalled negotiations throughout most of the year. I agree wholeheartedly that it's time to remove Bettman and get a fresh voice for the league though. The PA may have stalled initially coming together to negotiate early on, but at least they've made some significant concessions at the table, the owners have brought nothing.
Fehr did, but if the NHL's response had been to make a reasonable pitch to start the process in the summer, then things wouldn't be going in this direction. The NHL started so far out in crazy land that it took 4 months to even get into a reasonable territory, which built up a lot of animosity.

From a purely strategic perspective it was a PR nightmare for the league, and they created most of it themselves by blundernig through this. Bettman has simply seemed over-matched.

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