Thread: GDT: Lockout Thread II
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12-05-2012, 06:45 PM
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Don't get your hopes up guys. The owners have already pulled the biggest negotiation trick in the business three times. They allow a little bit of optimism and then pull the plug and not waver. The big guns always win in this ploy because the players (or employees in my experience in union negotiations) are emotional. You build them up, get their wives happy, get them excited to play a game and then take off their skates. Eventually they wear down and crumble. This could very well be the fourth attempt at this. That is why when I heard GB suggest this I assumed that was the best, most personal way to get in the players heads.
What three times?

The only man that ever said they were close to an agreement was Donald Fehr. Daly and Bettman always said that they were miles apart.

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