In Finnish food and travel tv show 2 Michelin star chef visited Teemu at OC and Teemu said he has been looking to buy a restaurant for a while... he was targeting one restaurant on the beach but said the owners refuse to sell it I guess this was plan B.
Is Fehr the guilty one now or NHL just make it up? Seriosly, idk.
But my gut feeling says that we are far apart. Why? Because since last season we are ''very close'', but when the meetings come, they are still very far apart. The media says so, so we keep the excitement.
If the players, media, and league were telling the truth (and this is the first time in the process that we received the same story from all sides simultaneously) about how close we were to a deal with Bettman and Fehr out of the process then it fell apart when Fehr had a chance to talk to the players. All optimism went out the window and Fehr originally claimed that Make Whole was the main concern. Then he has the players inform the owners the main issue is contract length and pensions (which is a stupid reason to torpedo a deal anyway). So the owners were focused on resolving one issue, and then Fehr changes things up. Owners are enraged and take all options off the table because they feel they were crossed as allegedly, a compromise WAS reached on Make Whole, and then the players out of nowhere start asking for more concessions. Bettman and the owners aren't exactly guilt free victims, but this fell apart when Fehr got involved again. He's a cancer.