Rob Rossi: An inside look at how Lemieux, Pens tried to save NHL season
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12-09-2012, 07:13 PM
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But Brisson didn't seem to have trouble gathering a pretty impressive group of owners unhappy with what their big guns negotiate. If everyone (or at least the majority) was still firmly on board and in agreement with how the negotiations go, they could've easily slammed the door in his face at his approach.
Maybe it's not the Union that breaks apart this time around, and he was just the one to put the strings together.
Still not noble,
but if it helps ending this mess, I won't blame him for it
It's unfortunate, if true, that smaller groups controlled by self-interest can hijack or influence the process to a great degree. It may also be that everyone is one of 2-3 groups and there isn't anything approaching a majority that represents either side very well. Ideally, you like to think that there are rational answers to clearly identified problems. When you get smaller factions that don't have as much overlap in position, it may indicate that even the problems being solved aren't clearly agreed upon.
At the same time, Brisson calling on Lemieux to spearhead something at the very least makes me raise an eyebrow in Brisson's direction.
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