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12-14-2012, 03:20 PM
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I in the Eye
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I'm really curious where this idea that Fehr has some personal vendetta or is a loose cannon ready to blow everything up out of some sense of spite came from? I guess he's supposed to just cave in to Bettman and the owners when things get difficult? I'm sure the players knew what they were getting when they hired him and thats why they hired him. He's not intimidated by bullying owners and thats what the players were looking for.
For me, it stems from how he was hired, by whom, and who he replaced... Also, if I recall, he came out of retirement from a good, final gig... To me, he wants to do something special... He's in good with Goodenow, and my impression is that he's a hardliner who disguises himself as a negotiator...

Personally, I like him... I think he's right for the job and was a good hire for the NHLPA... But, given that I don't hold the owners to good or reasonale regard, I see both sides having it in them to blow it up, and in retrospect, wonder how they let it go so far, when they were so close...

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