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12-09-2012, 12:51 PM
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Langdon Alger*
 
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Originally Posted by ColePens View Post
Did people think the owners were joking when they said they'd pull the make-whole off the table? Bettman warned them 3 times. Now we are just as far as we were 2 weeks ago.

I'm not dumb to think they won't put it back on the table, but this game is far from ending.
They weren't joking, but they weren't being 100 per cent truthful either. The owners know there's pressure from players to take, or at least consider, the deal the NHL has on the table now. Giving the appearance of taking make-whole off the table will add new players to that group, and intensify the emotions of the ones who were already in it.

It is, essentially, a counter-tactic to Fehr's stalling.

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