You see, for the past few months the actions of Fehr had flummoxed Bettman and Daly. And no matter how many times they told the 29 owners of their plight, no one would really believe that Fehr's conviction and constitution would stand in the way of a new, more even CBA. Now Jeff Vinik (Tampa Bay), Larry Tanenbaum (Toronto), Mark Chipman (Winnipeg) and Ron Burkle (Pittsburgh) just might realize what Bettman, Daly, Murray Edwards (Calgary) and Jeremy Jacobs (Boston) have been saying all along: "this guy doesn't want to do a deal."
You mean the deal where players give up major contracting rights AND take a haircut in pay? Yeah, that Fehr guy. Sooooo unreasonable.