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12-12-2012, 04:12 PM
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If the players, media, and league were telling the truth (and this is the first time in the process that we received the same story from all sides simultaneously) about how close we were to a deal with Bettman and Fehr out of the process then it fell apart when Fehr had a chance to talk to the players. All optimism went out the window and Fehr originally claimed that Make Whole was the main concern. Then he has the players inform the owners the main issue is contract length and pensions (which is a stupid reason to torpedo a deal anyway). So the owners were focused on resolving one issue, and then Fehr changes things up. Owners are enraged and take all options off the table because they feel they were crossed as allegedly, a compromise WAS reached on Make Whole, and then the players out of nowhere start asking for more concessions. Bettman and the owners aren't exactly guilt free victims, but this fell apart when Fehr got involved again. He's a cancer.

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