Nothing like buying the league's drivel hook line and sinker. Why is 50-50 fair, and why should the system be fully linked, and why should the PA have to make a full offer that the league accepts? It's called a negotiation. If the league doesn't like something in the PA's offers, it should counter. Instead it runs out of the room telling anyone who will listen that Fehr doesn't represent the players' interests, that he refuses to negotiate, and people believe it.
And you're buying the PA spin because you're ridiculously pro-player. I never used the word 'fair' in my last post, all I said was that neither side has compromised at all and neither has, they only both claim they have.
The players haven't moved off de-linkage - which is a waste of time anyway since the last lockout was entirely about cost certainty, the owners aren't giving up linkage. The owners haven't moved off contract lengths. Neither side has really moved on HRR although the players' 50-50 non-linked offer was clever PR and looked a lot better than it really was, especially with the guarantee that the players would never lose money.
The owners demonize Fehr and the players destroy Bettman. Both sides are guilty of the same tactics and yet you only pound on one. It's just like politics really, where each side only sees the other's flaws and not that their side does the same thing.