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12-05-2012, 03:02 PM
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Originally Posted by mossey3535 View Post
So what if the Proskauer Rose playbook is being used? If you're smart you adapt to it because you know what's coming.

Making money is the ultimate incentive. If they had negotiated hard off the owner's offer OR presented a reasonable offer in time to save a whole season, that would have defeated the mythical 'PR playbook'.

You know they're going to lock you out? Start negotiating earlier.

Why would the NHL dangle a deal in October that is quite close to the actual deal that will eventually be signed if you are going to drag it out until December?

Let's face it - the NHLPA position so far hasn't made a lot of sense. The NHL has made it's mistakes but it was up to Fehr to recognize what was best for his players - because they are the ones with the most to lose.

It should be easy to counter tactics that you know are coming.

Right. Because the way to avoid the pressure a lockout puts on a PA to cave to exorbitant demands is to negotiate earlier? (It's not an option unless you plan on total capitulation.)

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