So who is bummed about the lockout? II
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12-07-2012, 12:57 PM
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: St Paul, MN
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Because that's not even remotely close to what happened.
What happened, and was confirmed by players speaking anonymously is that the league came across on all issues and said "look, we'll move from our position and meet you on all these points, and we have a done deal. Let us know yes or no." The players acknowledged this was a great move and that they'd basically have a done deal. Then they left the room and talked to D. Fehr who told them "oh they moved? We can get a lot more out of them, come back and stonewall them, just say we'll take everything you just offered and more. I know you guys are more than willing to take the deal on the table, but we can get so much more out of them." The players went back and said "all those things we'd told you were the important things before? None of those are actually the important thing, it's really this so give us that and what you offered, and two more things and we can call it a day."
Post a link to back that up.
Essentially, the league's offer was more than acceptable to the players and the PA. But D. Fehr couldn't let this be over. He had to stop all progress, losing even more games over...what? Now he has a revolution brewing under him. Yeah, Bettman came to the podium, absolutely livid because of what Fehr had just done. Yeah, he took his proposal and went home with it. Do you know why? Because that's necessary in these negotiations. The last offer needed a special BoG meeting just to get permission to be made. The players demanded more, so the league had to take it back. It's a package deal, not a negotiating start point. The players were willing to vote on it too, but Fehr refused to allow it.
Thanks for the insight. Glad that you know exactly what the union does and does not find acceptable.
TL;DR = Squidz is unhappy because the PA did not acquiesce to the league's demands.
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