Originally Posted by DaFace
I'm pretty skeptical at this point. It's pretty clear that the owners are outright pissed at Fehr, and I have my doubts they're going to be willing to talk much for a while unless he's out of the picture.
From the little I've been paying attention, it seems like the owners pissed off the players a couple of times with their lowball offer, the "salvage the season" offer, then walking out after barely reading the counter.... the whole strategy reeks of arrogance, and some of the issues like contract length are much more about the owners saving themselves from themselves than actually fixing anything. That said, Fehr and the players need to get over any animosity.