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12-11-2012, 07:30 PM
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Originally Posted by DutchShamrock View Post
I think you misunderstand. Hamerlik is more than entitled to his opinion, and being the only vet of three lockouts he should carry much respect in a room. He has no obligation to fall in line.

My perception is any union dissent works against a quick resolution. The league, again in my opinion, is pushing this until they see the union's line in the sand. If the union looks like their ranks will break, I think another 2005 happens and the owners wait for the infighting. He should tell the members his side and how, in his opinion, a protracted dispute is not worth it. But not in the press.

Gary sees the importance of the unified front as demonstrated by the gag order. Roman is no doubt a breath of fresh air and humanity. But Gary feels that if the owners bicker publicly and show a division, the players will grab for more. Like you, I would love to see a Dolan speak his mind... but I don't expect it because of the negotiation and perceptions.
I dont think I misunderstand at all.

What you're basically saying is 'Hamrlik is entitled to his own opinion....unless his opinion is one of dissent, which might embolden the owners.'

Kind of works against the whole 'entitled to his opinion' thing, isnt it?

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