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Jan 6/13: CBA reached to end the Lockout. Rejoice! (Post#783)
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01-04-2013, 12:10 PM
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The DOI has never been brought up to the owners. Nor has it been discussed in public by the PA (the considerations of). Fehr has kept it internal... for now.
Actually, I have the opposite feeling of how the courts will view a DOI now that the original Jan 2nd deadline passed. Fehr was shown to operate in good faith, with a mediator present. Now that the NHL has again withdrawn, and a second vote occurring, this one has a much better chance to succeed in the courts. An attempt was tried by Fehr. He forwent the DOI in favour of further negotiation. But now, it's back on the table because of the NHL's latest attempt to change the language of the CBA, and their latest withdrawal from the table. So the DOI has much more legitimacy in the eyes of the law.
But it still looks to me that both sides are just posturing and looking for any leverage they can use and I presume this will go on until they reach the real, 100% drop dead date...which may or may not be the 11th of January.
And they are both just assuming that the fans will all return with love and kisses on opening night.
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