What was the point?

J.J. Guerrero

Founder and Executive Editor of Canucks Hockey Blog. Proud Canadian, hardcore Canucks fan. I would like nothing more than watching the Canucks win the Stanley Cup. Against the Leafs.

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  1. Ryan Lake says:

    Everything that came out of Fehr and Bettman’s mouth’s, including “tweak and a fix” is just bargaining. Every single thing they said or did it to try and gain leverage. 

    Sure Bettman is an asshat, but he did the job the owners paid him to do. His job is to be the lighting rod, deflecting negative press and attention from the owners to him. Having a hate on for him as many seem to, is akin to hating an actor because he plays a bad guy on TV. Lunacy. 

    Fehr was hired to do exactly what he did. Push back hard. Keep in my, the players who supposedly ‘lost’ the last round due to having a cap put in place had their salaries double since the last lockout. If that’s losing, sign me up because my salary didn’t double.

    The players who weren’t at the bargaining table who were speaking out against Bettman, and the owners were the ones out of line in my opinion. That is the kind of stuff that builds scars that are hard to heal. Bargaining is done at the table. Not by taking pot shots on twitter. You all lose when bargaining takes that turn.

    When you or I go on strike, or get locked out we walk the line with signs. When the Players got locked out they fled (not all) to Europe. 

    I’m sorry, but if you support your cause you stand in solidarity. You don’t run away to a far away land.

    Further, the average NHL career is just 4 years. That means the ‘average’ player gave up around 1/8th of his career NHL earnings for this when October 15th 50/50 was offered. 

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