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Player Agent Allan Walsh On The Lockout

from Dave Feschuk of the Toronto Star,

To Walsh, the truth behind the lockout goes like this:

“It’s clear to most people that the NHL has been planning this lockout for a long time. It’s clear, with the way the NBC deal was negotiated and the $200 million payment whether games are played or not, that the NHL has been laying the groundwork for this lockout for a significant period of time. Based on the best offer on the table before Sept. 15, it’s clear the NHL never made a serious attempt to make a deal before declaring a lockout,” Walsh says. “The powers that be in the NHL feel they will get a much better deal from the players once the players are softened up and locked out over a period of time. And there was no serious interest on the league’s side to make a deal.”

How will it end?

“I have no idea,” he says.

It’s here that Walsh points out that when he tweets or speaks, he’s not doing so in the name of his players or the players’ union. He’s giving his opinion, sharing what he feels is pertinent information. He says that, judging from the responses he gets on Twitter, some fans erroneously consider him a spokesman for the NHLPA.

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Evilpens's avatar

UMMM Don Fehr taking a position with the NHLPA & then taking the Top job, Got Bettman, Daly & all 30 Owners complete & undivided attention & they knew it meant the players wanted war, SO they got it

Posted by Evilpens on 10/05/12 at 02:48 PM ET

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Please.  Owners so short sided.  They’ll win the battle eventually but lose the war.  They never miss an opportunity to derail any progress the game has made.

In case you hadn’t noticed they were also slowly letting the game devolve back to the boring clutch and grab it was before the last lockout.

The owners have no faith in their own game, they want ot to be like wrestling themselves.

I’ll go back I won’t lie but I’m getting increasingly disgusted with the NHL.

Perhaps someone should start a new league?  KHL has some great talent, I doubt some will return after this is over.

Posted by 13 user names on 10/06/12 at 09:40 AM ET

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