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12-11-2012, 04:01 PM
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Originally Posted by DutchShamrock View Post
But everytime a Recchi or Hamerlik open their mouths and plead for yhe union to cave in, the league is emboldened to hold out. So long as they think players will crack, they will ask for more. Hamerlik is working against his own interests. No group of fans reading twitter or a paper is going to end a lockout even if they agree with Roman.

He has the channels to talk to players privately. He can show up at meetings. But publicly telling the union to fold leads to owners saying "see, see! They're cracking! Lets ask for more.". The players accepted the league's cba structure and they pulled the deal. That's what happens with perceived weakness.

I'll qualify all of this by saying Hartnell and Prust should shut up too, they help nothing and come off poorly threatening people via twitter. But Roman is working directly against his goals.
Do you know how old Roman Hamrlik is? How is he working against his goals, exactly?

He wants to play hockey - why should he be concerned about what money Fehr is fighting for down the road?

Unions crack because theres just too many dissenting opinions like this one. Hamrlik's quotes were a breath of fresh air as far as Im concerned. And it goes both ways for me, I'd love an owner to come out, tell Gary to take his fine and shove it up his ass, and tell us how he really feels.

Enough of this "fall in line or be chastised" crap - especially when the two leaders of this negotiation are driving it straight into a ditch.

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