NHLPA starts another 'disclaimer' vote
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01-04-2013, 04:43 PM
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It takes two to tango and the league wasnt negotiating in September or October, they were and still are for the most part giving out take it or leave it offers and announcing which hills they are willing to die on. You cant claim the players should have just taken the owners offer in October and then say they should have negotiated on points that werent up for negotiation.
As for cancelling the season and disclaiming interest, that doesnt get rid of Fehr just changes his title. He then just becomes a lawyer representating the trade association or whatever the players reform themselves as, or even as head counsel for their anti-trust law suit.
This is just silliness. The league made 4 consecutive offers in September and October without any counterproposal by the PA. The PA refused, even, to negotiate the core economic issues over a 30 day period during that time. The league may say "this is our only offer
, take it or leave it," but the league has done
meetings. You don't judge a party's willingness to negotiate based on just what they do within any one single meeting.
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