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12-07-2012, 01:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Fugu View Post
It was an accurate portrayal of why talks shut down. Owners wanted the players to make a deal without their PA head (and outside their NHLPA constitution).
NHL had turned over the proposal and it was a proposal that was to accepted in whole or rejected. NHL fully understood that Donald Fehr would be involved in accepting/rejecting during the NHLPA morning meetings.

After that NHLPA said they wanted to stop with the owner/player meetings because they wanted Fehr in the room for future meetings. The four new owners said ok and went home (except Tanenbaum, who left the day before because he was discouraged with what had happened) and Daly went to the meeting to accept what he thought was an acceptance/rejection of the NHL proposal.

If the players say they want to stop the owner/player meetings and NHL say ok, where is the drama?

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