2012 CBA/Lockout talk Part VII..Will a deal get done..
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01-01-2013, 04:34 PM
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Everett, MA
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Do you think that the NHL's opening offer is the same if Paul Kelly is in charge instead of Don Fehr?
The PA had shown no signs of cooperation leading up to that offer. They **** on the re-alignment, wouldn't negotiate, etc..
I don't know and I don't have any idea. The firing of Paul Kelly has made more and more sense to me as this has gone on. Bettman is all about the owners and not the game, the players needed a guy like that too. You wouldn't want to send a golden retriever in to fight a pitbull on your behalf either. Bettman is who he is, I doubt he would have changed his tactics regardless of the other side and how nice they were.
And I will say this for the 1 millionth time. No one should **** on the players for refusing to negotiate early or **** on the owners for refusing to let the game continue on without a current CBA.
That is the reality, and while it sucks for us, time is leverage.
I have been adamant in my defense of both sides on this issue the entire time.
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