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12-06-2012, 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Moskau View Post
Great post by you as always.

You really think a millionaire lawyer cares about the players. Fehr came out of retirement to bolster his reputation. It's why there will be no further talks unless he's involved. He doesn't want a deal to be made without him tarnishing his legacy. That is all that he cares about. He wants to be known as the man who took on the NHL and owners. Not as the man who made very rich people into richer people.

Fehr already had a rock solid reputation as a tough negotiator who worked hard for the people he represented. He did a lot of good things for the MLB players during his time there. The NHL players hired him BECAUSE of that reputation. They felt they got jobbed last time through, and they didn't want it to happen again.

These players, almost to a man, have been complimentary of Fehr, about how they feel he's been open and honest with them, and is working in their best interests.

If the players think he's doing ok, I'll trust that over the opinion of Random Message Board Guy who simply doesn't like the man.

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