No kidding. My favorite parts of Bettman's speech:
kinda funny how right when bettman and fehr get back into the fold, things all go to sh*t....
Bettman: Owners said union "clearly doesn't want to make a deal." Players wanted to get back on track.
Bettman: Owners outlined what key elements they needed in exchange for pension plan, so they were expecting yes or no.
Bettman: It wasn't intended to be a negotiating session. Answer wasn't "yes."
So he claims the NHLPA doesn't want to make a deal, but the owners basically said "take it or leave it" regarding the pension plan. Makes sense.
I'm glad Bettman looks rattled. Hopefully because he's worried about losing his job.
Bettman confirms the elements the league added to the table this week are now OFF the table
Bettman says the Make Whole provision in its entirety as a concept is OFF the table.
There's so much b.s. and spin going on I can't even tell what they actually are still disagreeing on.