Regardless of which side you favor, does ANYBODY think the union is winning the PR battle? Because, it's frickin laughable.
I'm able to watch a 25 minute NHL press conference in which Bettman lays out everything succintly and simply and then watch the NHLPA talk for 5 minutes with a bunch of rich players loitering in the background. It's like big city lawyers against some rube.
This week there was progress when they had players and owners meet and the NHL wanted to continue that. Then NHLPA says that from now on, they want to deviate from that format. WTF....shit was at least working ! Is Fehr afraid he'll be run out of job? Even just on this ONE element, I lose respect for the NHLPA. That's to say nothing for the player tweets, the whole attitude of the NHLPA and how poorly the NHLPA does PR. Don't even get me started on how the NHLPA wants a shorter term for this CBA versus the NHL wanting ten years. Yeah, cuz this strike is so awesome...let's have another one sooner vs later.
@NYR....at the very least, it sounds like a logistical nightmare. You have to find 30 cities and 30 owners that want to take the risk. Plus wouldn't you be worried about the players doing the same thing to you 10-20 years down the road. I doubt you could get 30 teams with any speed so you are looking at maybe 15-20. Which means a third of the NHLPA would be out of a job. Plus a far amount of fans follow teams based on their (or their family) history with the team over the years.