Fehr's ego is now way beyond the players interest. Fehr could never get over the fact he does not have equal power with Bettman or the owners.
This is the downfall of union. They honestly thought they own 50% of the NHL and the owners have to give them 50% concessions.
I guess Fehr is hoping his WHINING letter to the Canadian Parliament is going to somehow SPIN public opinion , when in fact it just turns everyone off.
If you told the union 2 years ago Fehr would be in this position and the players locked out, they would have NEVER hired the guy.
how is the proposal a joke? they gave the NHL almost everything they wanted leaving them a little wiggle room in negotiation to get the things that are most important to them while giving up some of the things that arent.
on the $ they are now 182million dollars apart from the NHL's last offer, that is not 182mil/year it is 182million over the life of the CBA. that is a paltry amount when compared with the loss of christmas sales THIS year alone if they dont start up by december 15th.
you are right fehr hasnt won anything and hasnt done the union any favours. but would any union head? the NHL went into this with a fixed idea of what was acceptable and wernt going to take anything but. who the union head is made no difference in my opinion whatsoever.