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12-11-2012, 08:35 PM
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Originally Posted by gormo View Post
I still cant understand what happened last week.

Apparently they were very close to a deal.

Then Fehr walks into the room, and all the sudden Bettman goes crazy. He said that the two sides are not even close, and added that everything was now off the table.

He then figuratively threw that table in a rage and smashed it to pieces.

In spite of this, apparently they are still very close to a deal.
It's all scripted to an extent. Both press conferences were part of the plan. While I'm sure Bettman is a bit annoyed with Fehr, he knew exactly what he was doing. Bettman didn't take everything off the table in a permanent sense and Fehr didn't think there was an agreement on economics.

The parties did move closer last week and once they are ready to make a deal (possibly as early as this week) they'll stop with the games. Until then, take anything they say with a pinch of salt.

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