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12-04-2012, 09:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Moonlapse Vertigo View Post
Live and learn, I suppose but it's an absolute joke that these owners are making better progress than Fehr and Bettman. If a deal is struck this week then that should spell the end for those two useless, egotistical morons.
Suspect it has less to do with bettman being useless, and more with players rendering him ineffective by believing stupid conspiracies like that he wants to drag player/owner relations back to the early 90s. Owners could be pitching(and probably are) the exact same deal from a few weeks ago, but because they aren't "the evil villain" that the players have an emotionally irrational grudge against, they may actually be rationally looking at the deal instead of reacting in their usual angry patterns.

Works both ways too. There have been questions about Fehr's motivations from the start, and dealing without him may result in more bend from the owner's end as well.

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