NHL vs. NHLPA
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12-09-2012, 05:10 PM
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When did the very first offer arrive, regardless who provided it?
So when did negotiations formally start?
It's hard to have a first offer if one side refuses to meet all spring and all summer to talk about the issues... which the PA did.
I think Fehr and his player reps have been prepared to go to war and lose the season from the beginning if they had to, but I don't think the majority of the players were ever completely on their side and it's start to show:
The hardliners and player reps have had their fun, I think the pressure from Joe Player is going to result in a deal before Christmas.
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