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08:32 AM ET 09.13 | The harsh reality facing players is that owners really do hold most of the cards in threatening a work stoppage. Fehr often reminds everyone that a lockout is the owners' choice, and he's right. It is. But it's their choice to make, and the owners have been up front for a long time that this is the choice they would make. ... The owners wanted to open negotiations a year ago; the union needed more time. They made an opening proposal in July, and yeah, it was draconian, but it was an opening proposal. The players took a month to counter, and though it was a much more reasonable offer, the players haven't budged much since. As much as Fehr insists the union respects the Sept. 15 deadline, his actions don't indicate he does, and neither do his words.

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September 13, 2012  08:42 AM ET

To counter your article Yahoo! Sports the owners could have proposed an offer last year and it still would have been as "draconian" as it was now. Besides everyone knows feces doesn't get done till there is a deadline.

September 13, 2012  08:53 AM ET
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To counter your article Yahoo! Sports the owners could have proposed an offer last year and it still would have been as "draconian" as it was now. Besides everyone knows feces doesn't get done till there is a deadline.

both sides are culpable here, but I do blame the owners moreso

September 13, 2012  09:12 AM ET

Society's to blame.

September 13, 2012  09:16 AM ET
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Society's to blame.

Global warming's to blame

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September 13, 2012  09:37 AM ET

You're all wrong. It's Bush's fault. I read it in the Times. Of course, he doesn't know what ice is so it's a little shaky. :-)

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September 13, 2012  10:19 AM ET

If i was the owners i would not budge one inch until the revenue split was no more then 50 % to the players. All the BIG leagues pay half or less , no chance NHL owners should pay higher then the big boys.

Blame it on the rain !

September 13, 2012  10:22 AM ET
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Blame it on the rain !

It's Hurrican Katrina's fault

September 13, 2012  10:24 AM ET
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If i was the owners i would not budge one inch until the revenue split was no more then 50 % to the players. All the BIG leagues pay half or less , no chance NHL owners should pay higher then the big boys.

Blame it on the rain!

JB yesterday and Milli Vanilli today? Yikes.

September 13, 2012  10:25 AM ET
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It's Hurrican Katrina's fault

You're a hell of a speller Brownie. :-)

September 13, 2012  10:27 AM ET
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JB yesterday and Milli Vanilli today? Yikes.

Which one offed himself Milli or Vanilli ??? Deep questions that must be answered !

September 13, 2012  10:28 AM ET
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JB yesterday and Milli Vanilli today? Yikes.

shhh....or tomorrow we'll get stuck with Rick Astley

September 13, 2012  10:35 AM ET

Ripped from the pages of Duh! magazine.

So, Yahoo! Sports just figured out that both parties share some of the blame? Journalism at it's finest ;)

September 13, 2012  10:37 AM ET
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To counter your article Yahoo! Sports the owners could have proposed an offer last year and it still would have been as "draconian" as it was now. Besides everyone knows feces doesn't get done till there is a deadline.

Yep. I tried to make this point a few days ago. If the owners were so intent on starting negotiations, they could have sent the PA an offer long before they did. Both sides have played the delaying tactic.

September 13, 2012  10:45 AM ET
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You're a hell of a speller Brownie. :-)

oy vey my spelling is not so good this morning

September 13, 2012  10:50 AM ET
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You're a hell of a speller Brownie. :-)

He was quoting Shrub......

September 13, 2012  10:55 AM ET
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You're all wrong. It's Bush's fault. I read it in the Times. Of course, he doesn't know what ice is so it's a little shaky. :-)

It's that floaty stuff his SS man adds to his Scotch

September 13, 2012  10:57 AM ET
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It's that floaty stuff his SS man adds to his Scotch

S/S man?

 
September 13, 2012  10:57 AM ET
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JB yesterday and Milli Vanilli today? Yikes.

this hurts me almost as much as it'll hurt you

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