Originally written on Kukla's Korner  |  Last updated 11/6/14
I know that this evening's events have polarized fans somewhat, but Ron Hainsey offers an answer to Mr. Deep Inside's concern about Donald Fehr being the problem for the players. It sounds like Fearing Fehr is instead a divisive issue among the NHL's non-negotiators instead. Fehr's mere presence apparently injected a, "Screw it, we'll take our toys and go home" mentality into the owners engaged in those lovely little small-group discussions, as NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly told TSN's Ryan Rishaug: Daly reaction to Hainsey saying owners told players that adding D. Fehr back in room could be a deal breaker.. “it was a reaction to the… — Ryan Rishaug (@TSNRyanRishaug) December 7, 2012 …to players unilaterally terminating the players/owners-only dynamic, and telling us (2 or 3 times) that their decision was non-negotiable.. — Ryan Rishaug (@TSNRyanRishaug) December 7, 2012 ..totally within their rights to do, but ...
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