wondermoose wrote:So you're saying you don't think one side is more right than other? Not even a little? How?
For me - NHLPA - refusing to negotiate during the offseason, and waiting until 3 weeks prior to training camp to submit an offer. Then seemingly dragging everything out at so many opportunities - showing up to a meeting at a critical time in this process (and reportadely, an hour late), with 3 offers scribbled on a napkin, without "running the numbers".
NHL - their "our way or the hightway attitude". Bettman looking like he's going to cry every time he hears soemthing he doesn't like. Making their "best offer" at least a few times, only to come back with a better one. Taking offers "off the table", and then putting them back on. Just basically coming off as totally unprofessional so many times. Making comments that only the NHL has moved, when the starting point was so much in their favor.
And both sides - taking this to the courts, when they are seemingly so close?
I could be way off on all of that, i'm just on the sidelines - but this has all the makings of a giant cluser all around on both sides. Not to mention Bettman and Fehr's track record, for so many labor stoppages.....