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12-08-2012, 08:55 PM
Mr Jiggyfly
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Originally Posted by Ugene Malkin View Post
I don't know if you are seeing on this.

Not only did they not get their answer, D. Fehr came in.

There was nothing to discuss at that point on the Leagues side. Were they to stare at the walls until they decided to give an answer?

And to answer your post above before this, they could have easily said no.
As I said ALREADY, Tannenbaum left well before things blew up.

What does that tell you? The league had no intention of continuing the negotiations if their ultimatum wasn't taken and had no intentions of dealing with Fehr.

Bettman tells us a deal was never close, Burkle tells us one was:

We understood and appreciated their situation. We came back with an aggressive commitment to pensions which we felt was well received. We needed a response on key items that were important to us, but we were optimistic that we were down to very few issues. I believe a deal was within reach.
The league can't even keep their BS straight.

Crosby, Miller and Burkle all echoed a deal was close, so why leave town Burkle? Why go on the podium and act like a child Bettman?

Three years and a twenty percent difference in variables and the league can't man up and find a middle ground there?

You have to be kidding me.

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