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12-05-2012, 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Captain Bob View Post
It's obvious that the owners have pressure points too.

Why should the players give now, when they've been giving the entire time, now that the owners are facing pressure, too?

They pushed bettman out for a reason.
There's a reason the PA issued a stipend. This hurts the players more than the owners and owners know it. Play stupid games and lose a season, and while neither side will be happy with what they lost, only one side is going to have their livelihood threatened.

And the "pushing out Bettman" thing is questionable, I think. He's in the next room, and it will be his say that matters from the owners side. He needs 2/3's against his recommendation, and if that existed, he would not be in charge right now. Would not shock me if this was his idea.

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