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12-14-2012, 03:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Cocoa Crisp View Post
He's definitely not afraid to gum up the works in order to prove a point. Whether that makes him recklessly irresponsible, well, that depends on the sanity of the PA members who get a vote on whatever he proposes.

My issue with him isn't so much his willingness to play hardball so much as how effective his tactics are in the long run. My interests are in the long term health of the game. Hockey isn't baseball. It's much more fragile.
The players have been serious about addressing the long term financial considerations of the league, they aren't trying to bankrupt them. It's hard to argue that Fehr's "tactics" don't work given the results he has achieved.

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