And you don't think waiting to file a DOI is as much an attempt to look good for court as anything else? After the other PA's filed quickly and lost in court?
No, not at all. The NBAPA and NFLPA still gained off their disclaimers, I don't believe they pursued it very far until a deal came. The NHL is not willing to risk this battle in court over what are effectively pennies. Too much of the NHLPA wants a deal now. Fehr is not Goodenow - he is listening to the entire union.
If Fehr wants a deal, let's see him negotiate off this framework. No more games, trying to get 55% under the table, shifting the goalposts...they need to negotiate off this deal and not their own fantasy of a deal. They have basically two weeks left, the NHL finally gave Fehr a drop dead date. Let's see a real negotiation now instead of PR bs like that 'we're close' press conference.
They are close. Tangotiger made this point - this offer barely moves off the other one. So if they weren't close, why is this one so similar to the last one?
Edited by Triumph, 28 December 2012 - 03:36 PM.