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01-05-2013, 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted by haseoke39 View Post
Do you have any theory? If you can propose to me a reasonable explanation for why the players are acting out of rational self-interest, you'll make my day.
Trying to propose reasonableness in the face of strong feelings and/or bias is like trying to use a Hefty garbage bag as a parachute.

What you have asked for has been explained many times on these boards - if the reasoning didn't satisfy you then, it is unlikely to satisfy you now.

My theory is simple - Bettman and the owners are presenting a face that represents their collective belief in their collective self-interest. The PA is presenting its own face on the similarly complex dynamic between all the players. Regardless whether the PA or Bettman "wins", there will be winners and losers amongst the individual constituents on both sides.

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