MRandall25 wrote:Sorry, there's no way you can convince me it wasn't a **** move by the owners to try to get the players to sign a deal without their legal representation. That's "negotiating in bad faith". It has nothing to do with Fehr "winning". It really has nothing to do with Fehr. It was a PR tactic by the owners to try and strong-arm the players without their legal representation in the room.
When it came to actually signing the deal, they could have given it to Fehr and whatever other lawyers they have present to look over to see if there isn't a pig hidden in the contract somewhere. I am talking about negotiations and agreeing on terms. They seemed happy. One day later, they didn't seem so happy. Only thing I can see is that Fehr told them they could get more.