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12-21-2012, 06:51 AM
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Originally Posted by cat400 View Post
Crosby's agent, Pat Brisson, was on this afternoon's Prime Times Sports radio show with Bob McCown & John Shannon.

Shannon was urging Brisson to get involved in trying to bring both sides together.

Shannon stated that Brisson is well-connected with both sides and had a behind the scenes hand in the players / owners meeting in NY earlier this month.

From a distance it seems that the owners have a strong dislike for Don Fehr & the players share the same for the Lock-Out General Bettman.

If only we could get those two egomaniacs out of the way, a deal would probably come in short order.
Bettman was all for that. Recuse both himself and Fehr and let the owners and players come to an agreement. Players insisted they wanted Fehr in the room.

Some fans claim it's because players aren't negotiators, and were woefully outmatched by the owners who do this type of bargaining for a living. Not sure why having Don Fehr and Gary Bettman out of the room means guys like Steve Fehr (a skilled negotiator in his own right) and Bill Daly can't be present?

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