Westgarth talks about negotiating with owners
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12-10-2012, 12:23 PM
Join Date: Jul 2003
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Anything's possible I guess. I personally find it almost incomprehensible that the league would allow 4 guys into that room with even one of the Fehrs or any of the negotiating committee, and not have them read up on the current status of negotiations.
If it is true, it's an almost stunning lack of preparedness on the part of Bettman and Jacobs. Sorry, just can't quite see it.
It's all posturing. Every player and every owner had enough familiarity with the issues to be in the room, Daly and Steve Fehr were in there and Bettman/Donald Fehr were stalking the corridors advising everyone every chance the got. Remember this wasn't a marathon session where no one could leave the room. There were lots of chances for both sides to coordinate with their leaders.
The idea that each side didn't know exactly what was discussed or what could be offered/accepted is ludicrous.
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