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01-02-2013, 06:05 PM
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The majority of teams were not making money on their investment. The NHL decided they wanted to not lose money. They decided that the richer teams should not pay the rich salaries for the competing money losing teams. The NHLPA knew this and knew the NHL would come after them for a profit sharing plan akin to what other pro sports teams in North America had. So they hired the Fehr brothers to stall, obfuscate and drive the owners nuts in efforts to hang on to as much of the loot as they could. That is it in a nutshell.

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