This really is the most embarrassing negotiation session in the history of pro sports. Fehr and Bettman are out of the room, and progress is made. They come back in, and it all comes crashing down. Both these asshats need to be fired. There is no defending the NHL or NHLPA in these negotiations.
There is no defense for greed.
There is no defense for refusing to negotiate in good faith.
There is no defense for stall tactics
There is no defense for pontificating to the media after you don't get your way
There is no defense for leaving when your side doesn't get what they want
There is no defense for not taking calls from the other side, and there is no defense for leaving a voicemail message turning down a deal
Fans have to unite at this stage and be sure to speak with their wallets when the NHL does come back.
I am not spending any money on NHL tickets or merchandise for a long time. Both sides can go f*** themselves.
Edited by Nightfall, 07 December 2012 - 09:17 AM.