CBA Negotiations III: Why Can't We All Just...Get Along?
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12-17-2012, 04:14 PM
Join Date: Dec 2009
I try to shy away from conspiracy stuff, but I can't ignore the possibility that Fehr was brought in to drive Bettman out. That's the counterpoint to the other "future player" scenario I put together; it all also makes sense if they're just trying to get the owners to fire Bettman out of disgust.
I don't think that's going to work. Bettman has been complete **** for labor relations, but he has done an excellent job growing the TV market for a niche sport and bringing in money to a lot of franchises. On the other hand, the PA has been through a lot of heads...so if the PA is gunning for Bettman's dismissal, it's probable the owners will just wait for the players to revolt and fire Fehr.
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