I still believe that Fehr is the only guy, or type of guy, that would be able to get the PA the fairest and most reasonable deal. PA needed someone who wouldn't back down and would be able to hold his own against Bettman.
If this were politics, we'd actually have some sort of say in the matter.
We're still just dopey spectators here.
We do have a say, just not in the way we want...boycotting is the only voice we have in hockey. Then again we don't have much of a say in politics either, with a two-party system and voting once a year.
If it were, one of these PA proposals would have been put to a vote. And if the PA were a democracy one of the NHL's offers would have been put to a vote.
But yeah I was thinking of the budget fight mostly when I made the politics crack. I honestly don't know what gets done first, probably the budget since it's, you know, actually essential to operating the government but it'll be close
I was hoping he'd announce a drop-dead date so I know when to pay attention to this ****show again.
About how I feel right now.
Did the commissioner of a professional sports league just say that the **** hit the fan with full grown adult owners of professional sports teams.... because players didn't bow down and act grateful enough to something they put on the table?
Who are these people? And do they need a hug or something?
While you're at it see if someone can teach you how to spell ''Are'' too POS.
Funny thing is, players have been making the concessions to the owners to get this deal done.
Players wanted 5 years, NHL wanted 10. Players agreed at 8.
Players aren't going to agree to 5 years, so it's time for the NHL to make it more reasonable. They are making it out to be something of substantial importance to signal the the players they aren't budging so the players will give in. Owners are seeing the players giving in to other things, and see them in a weak state, so they hope to take advantage of their desperateness and make them accept 5 year contract maximums.
Aside from the reason this lockout started in the first place, you know what makes this lockout even stupider than the last two? The fact that they've been talking for months now. Not constantly, but there's been a lot of talks. In 04 we're just having the first meetings right now I think, and nothing has happened since the expiration of the CBA. Which was mid September, the same as this year.
There has been a lot of PR ******** during this lockout, and it's a bigger joke than last time for that alone. Forget the reasons it even started in the first place.