Players Starting to Ask Uncomfortable Questions of NHLPA Leadership
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12-10-2012, 12:51 PM
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That makes no sense whatsoever. What is Fehr gaining here in personal terms?
This is a really good question. The guy has a career and I'm sure an expected career trajectory. Who knows where he wants to be in 5 or 10 years. We all have goals.
Looking back on this lockout in hindsight somewhere down the road, what will people say?
They might say he made the players happy by getting them playing and paid again so a season doesn't go down the drain. In the same breath they might add he screwed them over because he didn't stand up to the owners enough. I would argue that his career and future opportunity is more dependent on negotiating a higher amount of money out of the owners pockets into the players hands, and not just making the players happy enough to agree to a new CBA and return to work. It's very subjective and it comes down to what your opinion is on what the players should do at this juncture. Then again there have been a lot of questions about the unions end game, at this point it doesn't seem likely Fehr will "win". But who knows.
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