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01-06-2013, 06:02 AM
Inner Turbulence
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Hats off to Donald Fehr

Given that he and the players were willing to sacrifice half a season - which I am sure was a decision they made early on in the process - they have managed to get a better deal than I thought they would. By dragging it all out they were able to get the owners to gradually put more and more on the table (compared to their original offer) ... until they reached the REAL deadline to at least have half a season ... at which point they committed to getting a deal done.

I think, if they owners had put this exact deal on the table in the summer ... in the fall ... or at any other previous time ... it would still have been rejected and Fehr would have squeezed even more out of the negotiations. So they had to play the game and only gradually put stuff on the table.

But he's still a ********* and I hope I never have to see his face or listen to his voice again.

Looking so much forward to getting my hockey-fix again ... getting up at 4.30 in the morning to watch my Kings ...

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