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Fehr factor kicking in to high gear

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08:21 AM ET 11.13 | The momentum of a week earlier has given way to the reality that two sides aren't finding common ground on the key elements. Negotiating with someone as intelligent and canny as Donald Fehr is difficult at the best of times. The NHL is finding out that when it comes to tactics, one of Fehr's is to push the buttons of the guys on the other side of the table. What the league is seeing is Fehr at his absolute best. ... After months of playing the part of conciliator, Fehr is beginning to show his legendary teeth. And that's probably not a good sign for anyone who hopes to see the NHL in action in the foreseeable future. The more the NHLPA rattles the league's cage, the more emotional this dispute is going to become.

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November 13, 2012  08:40 AM ET

Fehr factor kicking in to high gear

I'd pay to see Joe make him eat maggots and grasshoppers.

November 13, 2012  08:57 AM ET

To those of you who need a simplistic, kindergarten view of the world, and therefore have come to the conclusion that Bettman is the only one to blame in this fiasco:

OK, so how is this aspect of the stalemate "All Bettman's fault"?

November 13, 2012  09:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

To those of you who need a simplistic, kindergarten view of the world, and therefore have come to the conclusion that Bettman is the only one to blame in this fiasco:

OK, so how is this aspect of the stalemate "All Bettman's fault"?

Who ever said it was?

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November 13, 2012  09:06 AM ET

We rag on the **** but, let's take a closer look at the Fehrer. He always looks like he's been baptized in vinegar and drinks pickle juice for breakfast.

November 13, 2012  09:06 AM ET

We rag on the Poison Dwarf?????

November 13, 2012  09:14 AM ET
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Pretty much everyone who comments here.

I respectfully disagree Rex. While I (and many others) can't stand the Buttgoblin we're not blind or stupid. Just because we think he's a little weasel doesn't mean we support Donny Boy.

Most of us never liked him before the lockout.

November 13, 2012  09:15 AM ET
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Various and sundry "occupy" types who hate rich people.

LOL - Still pissed about last Tuesday?

November 13, 2012  09:45 AM ET
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Various and sundry "occupy" types who hate rich people.

I'm no occupy type and I hate rich people Rex. But only because I'm not one! I agree with your characterization of Fehr and I said months and months ago that a lockout was inevitable and became so when he was hired. The Dwarf is also to blame becaause he really makes no effort to explain any of his "positions" and is is a fairly arrogant weasel. Fehr is no bette taht's ture. But, at this point NO ONE is winning................players, owners and especially us.

November 13, 2012  09:47 AM ET

Wow.........I can't type this morning. That should be Fehr is "no better that's true"

November 13, 2012  10:00 AM ET
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Donald Fehr is a P O S. He was bent on torching this season when the players foolishly hired him and he is making it happen.

No crap? You're just waking up to that now?

November 13, 2012  10:01 AM ET
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Various and sundry "occupy" types who hate rich people.

And your point is?

Zuccotti park is clear of OWS, does that make you feel better?

November 13, 2012  10:02 AM ET
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Wow.........I can't type this morning. That should be Fehr is "no better that's true"

I thought it was Cleveland Code. :-)

November 13, 2012  10:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

LOL - Still pissed about last Tuesday?

Tea bagger?

November 13, 2012  10:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

I thought it was Cleveland Code. :-)

True. That's called dyslexia. :-)

November 13, 2012  10:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

True. That's called dyslexia. :-)

In Dog We Trust.

 
November 13, 2012  10:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#19):

In Dog We Trust.

LMAO!

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