I would love that, but it seems extremely unlikely. I posted an article in the lockout thread that talks about how the 4 major sports are represented by the same law firm in these negotiations. These 3 lockouts in three different sports is not a coincidence. And both Bettman and Stern worked at this firm.
we need people who loved the game growing up, not basketball and baseball lawyers
So you're talking about one law firm that has major interests that have nothing to do with the sport itself and certainly not their fans.
I'm fine with Fehr going. This lockout has gotten beyond absurd and he is partly to blame.
and if fehr is still head of the pa, you can be sure that there will be another lockout. i think this latest blow up in talks really showed how the owners truly hate fehr. both need to go or else another lockout is guaranteed.
But Bettman has had two lockouts without Fehr, so if he stays I don't think it matters who's head of the NHLPA.
That's what makes this stupidest of all. This league can't seem to succeed in spite of itself. Every time it's poised to take another significant step, there's a lockout.
they can't even figure out how to get a new cba after record revenues. i can't even imagine what would happen if there is declining revenue coming off the new cba