Speculation: Gary Bettman's future
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12-06-2012, 08:00 PM
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If Fehr tried to call Bettman's bluff, then he would lose the support of almost everyone connected to the NHL in some way. He would be ending a season over sticking points that could be negotiated in 20 minutes.
Fehr can either accept the NHL's offer, or he is viewed as directly responsible for ending this season. In which case, the NHL says "See you in June", by which most (if not all) of the PA will be interested in getting their jobs back. He will accept the same (or a lesser) offer than this one, and the PA will be howling for blood over why he didn't just take the offer that was handed to him today.
He has too much to lose by calling Bettman's bluff over minor details. He won't.
I guess we'll find out. Scottie Upshall just tweeted we'll see who blinks first when the season's on the line.
Enjoy the World Juniors everybody! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! See you in January!
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