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Lockout continues Part V - Hockey cancelled till January 14th
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12-09-2012, 05:54 PM
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We have already witnessed 3 X "Best offer, take it or leave it deals', by Bettman and each time the cool, calm, calculated Fehr didn't flinch and simply waited until Bettman came crawling back with his next "Final best offer", and each time the players have gained in less give backs and the CBA improves in their favour. Bettman hasn't gained anything by his owners lockout as the longer it goes the less the Owners get to take back..
I guess that's what this whole thing comes down to. High stakes poker game, where each side has to call bluff or fold.
Fehr has done a good job so far, weather as a fan I like it or not.
Fehr basically is calling nhl's bluff
in terms of the hill in which they will die on, being 5 year contract limit and 5% variance.
For the first time, I don't think nhl is bluffing. Time will tell I guess.
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