NHL Lockout Drags on Thanks to Fehr’s and NHLPA’s Ego

October 19th, 2012 by Doug Tyburski Leave a reply »
To start, let me say that I realize writing this type of article is a lose-lose proposition. There will be fans who side with the owners and fans who side with the players.

Everybody has their opinion, and rightfully so. That being said, I tried to hold off from writing any article regarding this NHL lockout since August. When yesterday's news came down regarding the lack of progress and the NHLPA's basic rejection of the owner's proposal, I got my writing itch back on this topic.

When the NHL surprisingly made a proposal on Tuesday offering the NHLPA a 50/50 split of league revenue, news was buzzing around the league that this proposal is at least a major step forward in negotiations.

Were Gary Bettman and his owners making a PR move? Was this making the league look like they wanted to start playing an 82-game schedule beginning on November 2? Was this offer made to get the majority of fans on the side of the NHL in this dispute? The answer to all of those questions is a resounding YES! There happens to be nothing wrong with that either.

According to Barry Petchesky of Deadspin, prior to making this offer, the league hired Luntz Global, ...

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