owners made it clear that they didn't want him in the room today but he insisted on being in there and he wanted mediators there as well. all this despite the fact that significant progress was made the last 2 days without him and bettman in there (i don't think that's a coincidence). then 2 hrs later fehr proclaims to the media that this lockout is essentially over, only to have it blow up in his face a few minutes later on live tv. All indications pointed to a lot of players wanting to put the deal that the owners tabled to the entire pa for a vote but fehr advised against it.
that said the owners are being equally stupid with their take it or leave it approach to negotiating. there was no reason bettman had to come out and take everything off the table today. does anyone truly believe it's off the table anyways? I also don't like how the owners and bettman appear to have refused to start up negotiations again. i guess they are still too busy having their little hissy fits
my fear now is what cherry brought up
Your way and the doves put an extra 100 million on the table and when the association said ok but... The doves turned into hawks themselves
I believe the hardliners said to the doves ok we did it your way and the association thinks we are weak.. Now we'll do it our way.
if that's the case and jacobs is back in control, this season is toast.
but the bottom line is both sides hate each other with a burning passion and both sides are acting like morons and until that changes, no season will be played
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