CBA / Lockout Discussion Thread (Update: player tested, owner approved)
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12-06-2012, 09:03 PM
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: The Hot Seat
Guys, just between you, me, and the internet, I don't think Fehr would set out to try to become a villian (any more than he's already seen to be). It doesn't make sense.
What I think might have happened was that they didn't realize how much hope had already been built up among the media and therefore the fans as they were expecting Donald Fehr to come out and potentially announce something that would indicate the lockout was about to end, which is what they thought they got.
As the players said when they came down to watch Bettman's conference, they don't have TSN upstairs.
Making a good PR move in this is heavily reliant on where people's emotions are at the moment. If people were their usual cynical selves, this probably would have worked in the PA's favor, like any other time they've said that they were close.
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