The Lockout Thread: Good Things Come To Those Who Wait
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12-07-2012, 11:09 AM
Expectations - high
Join Date: Oct 2007
I posted this in the main board topic, but given how fast that board moves, I'll ask it here:
What makes the owners so innocent in this? The players/owners meeting was going fine, but apparently the owners were getting impatient with how long the players were reviewing the various changes the owners were throwing out there. This is despite the acknowledgement of the fact that the players aren't nearly as saavy in these type of negotiations as the owners and thus would HAVE to review everything carefully.
So when the complaints about the speed of the process got too much, the players said "Fine, we'll speed it up by bringing in the only guy who has extensive negotiation experience on our side". Which, of course, is Fehr. To which the owners balked, cursed and complained.
It sounds like the owners were simply expecting the players to take their word that whatever proposal the owners put out there was in their best interest and simply sign on the dotted line.
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