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12-20-2012, 05:10 PM
Just shoot it Toby!!
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Originally Posted by Greschner4 View Post
It's not just that the players gave up a lot in 2004 ... it's that Bettman had a blank canvas to do basically whatever he wanted to fix the system and he did such a crappy job that he was complaining again five years later.

There's no reason to trust Bettman's competence in this go round, and it can't be surprising that Fehr and the players really aren't buying in. (There's, of course, less than zero reason to repose any trust in Bettman personally, or in his word -- but that's very old news.)
So instead of closely looking at the elements of each offer (and how they differ from the previous CBA), you're not going to bother and just say, 'It's Bettman. Can't be good. I hate that guy.'

That's idiotic. That's committing suicide because you think the guy in front of you is holding a gun, when you're not even bothering to look at what's in his hand. 'I'll be damned if I let this guy shoot me! So I'll just shoot myself!'

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