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12-20-2012, 06:28 PM
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Originally Posted by TaLoN View Post
Fehr is in it to make a legacy for himself... nothing more. The players are just buying whatever crap he seem to be trying to sell them.
with my tinfoil hat on:

that's why the public nature of this whole thing has severely crippled negotiations. Attacks are volleyed back and forth and there's no opportunity for Fehr to fake a reputation "win" in the negotiations because of it. They could have been done by now with the last offer, i bet, if the official story was "Well the league really caved in on the most important issue to us, what had been the sticking point through the whole process: contract length. The players felt they deserved the security of seven year deals where the league was insisting on capping them at 5." or some ********. I'm not even kidding.

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