Fehr - 1
Bettman - 3
AND the players offered to start the season WITHOUT a CBA; owners said no. The preponderance of fault lies with the owners on this one.
fehr has a history of striking in times of the league's biggest revenue making season, the playoffs and also at the time in which the owners have already paid most of their expenses. coincdentally the players do not get paid in the playoffs and have already recieved their checks before then. this gives the players pretty much all the leverage in negotations
let's not forget also, the former pa head bob goodenow led the players on strike back in 1992 on the eve of the stanley cup finals.
i'm pretty sure the owners don't want to go down that road again
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