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12-21-2012, 03:00 AM
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Originally Posted by The Flin Flon Bomber View Post
I wasn't criticizing either Bettman or Fehr. I was making the observation that both take aggressive stances in negotiations even if its against their best interests. Thats neither a good thing or a bad quality, but it is a quality that seems to come naturally to them. Its not an unique quality by any means (especially for those that come from a legal background). Hence the scorpion and the frog. The scorpion couldn't help stinging the frog leading to both their deaths and Fehr/Bettman can't help being aggressive negotiators. Even if it means that the league and the players lose even more money the longer this goes on.

Hope that made some sort of sense to someone. I was babbling a bit at the end.
Fair enough. I think you write a well thought out post that encapsulates, in many ways, the legal profession.

Sadly, the reality is that now we have to deal with what we're presented via media and so on. What I know of Bettman it's not looking good.

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