Lockout Discussion Thread 3.0
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12-07-2012, 01:55 AM
Join Date: Jan 2007
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Surprised to see so much blame being assigned to the players here.
This is Bettman's third work stoppage... seems to happen every time.
This lockout was unnecessary. I don't see how these groups couldn't have gotten this done a long time ago and I blame Bettman in large part for this. He creates an adversarial atmosphere that is win at all costs. He wins the battle and loses the war...
I have no idea who's more responsible for this in 2012. During the last strike I guess I sided more with the owners but this time around? Come on man, they got the cap and they signed the contracts... now they want to essentially tear them up.
I mean what the hell was the point of the last stoppage if the league is just going to ignore contracts that they've already written? If I was a player I'd be seriously pissed about that.
Anyways, I don't have a horse in this race. I think they're all acting like a bunch of dummies. But if I had to blame a side, I'd blame Bettman. He needs to stop with the hardass routine and realize that work stoppages shouldn't be the strategy of choice every time a contract comes up. Totally unnecessary and Bettman really should take a lot (if not most) of the blame here.
It's Fehr's 8th work stoppage. Your point?
So ironic to see a local with the Expos in the avatar come to Fehr's defence.
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