bill from turtle creek wrote:Ah, this is fun. Now we get to watch Rendell and O'Connor try to come up with another excuse that is the Pens' fault. This whole idea is so novel that I bet they never thought it would come up.
The beauty of this is that they have been intimating all along that they've GOT a Plan B in mind, but it's the Pens fault that they can't work it out. Now, there is no escape hatch. They've got to produce, or their lie is exposed.
Plus, they won't be able to just say stupid lies and get away with them, regarding the negotiation process. Daly and the NHL people won't let them, I'm sure.
This whole thing really ratchets up the pressure on OConnor and Rendell beautifully.
To be fair, at the end of that report, Rendell was quoted as saying his best option is to work with the NHL.
But then again, now that his bluff has been called here, what else can he say? You're right--this is just too rich.