And that is because.... Fehr was excluded from the Internet when Bettman made the proposal? So he has never know about it, and thus hasn't been able to talk to the players and prep them and give talking points, along with his brother? Being a shrewd person stops when you don't get a formal invite?
Six owners, 18 players.
They broke off into small groups. Fehr's brother can't monitor all of them.
It also means more to players when a big time GM is telling them. "Hey guys , the league is losing money".
The players hate Bettman just as much as fans. But they respect GM's Owners.
Fehr submitted a proposal that was no doubt formed by what was agreed upon last night.
Just in time for the holidays would be awesome. During the college finals would KILL GRADES and probably give me the poor underpaid tutor a ton of work. But I welcome it! Let's put those brand new Habs on the ice!