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01-04-2013, 02:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Hodgy View Post
The article doesn't even make sense. You guys need to take a moment and think about it. Why would the NHL change their stance after the PA didn't file a disclaimer of interest if the PA can just revote and file one almost immediately? Obviously the NHL knows this. These parties are both sophisticated, and there is no way the NHL would/does think that the PA's failure to file a disclaimer of interest really changes anything. This is reinforced by the fact that the PA, almost immediately after the period of which they could file a disclaimer of interest lapsed, announced a vote to give Fehr the power to do so.
The point isn't the disclaimer: it's that the league's attempt to insert different language into things they'd already agreed upon.

I don't care if it was highlighted or not in the midst of their exceptionally long proposal. The gall of suggesting that the league should be able to re-open the CBA if they're caught lying about HRR is mind boggling, as is the suggestion that Bettman should be the one to penalize owners for hiding HRR. That's patently absurd, to the point that I can't imagine that anyone hearing it would think it was anything but absurd.

Considering the NHL can't even make it through a Fehr press conference without leaving an angry voice mail like a 5-year-old, it's not really surprising.

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