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12-21-2012, 06:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Haj View Post
All the "movement" the NHL has done has been off their ridiculously insulting first offer. Then they portray that movement in the media as if they are generous.


If you want to blame the players you can blame them for choosing Donald Fehr to represent them. His negotiation strategy is ruthless(it has to be) and Bettman/owners hate dealing with him. I think he is doing a great job for the players.

One thing that is beyond confusing is the way both sides want to play the media/public/fan perception. There is no way either side would allow a 3rd party's opinion to alter what they want.

No one is ever going to think: "Hey, (Bob Mckenzie or Fan X) is really pissed off, maybe we should move off our demands."

Perhaps I'm being melodramatic, but this feels like a bad break up, in the sense that I now hate looking at the NHL logo, watching NHL network, or highlights on youtube. **** all of them.
That wasn't insulting, it's called negotiating. The owners wanted 50%, the players already make 57%, so they offer 43% and try to meet somewhere in the middle (50%).

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