Didn't 6 or more owners sit down with 12 or so NHL players in a barganing session a couple weeks ago in an attempt to move the talks along? Im sure all the owners were updated as to what went on in those meetings. If I were an owner of an NHL franchise, I would be demanding to know exactly what is going on, regardless if I'm apart of your ol boys club or not.
Yes, but only 4 of those owners were new to the negotiations. The other 2 have been part of the negotiating committee the entire time, including their Chairman of the Board of Governors. The owners, still led by their Chairman of the Board of Governors, were happy to meet with the players without their legal union rep but aborted the process when the players said they wanted to bring him back in to finalize a deal.
And, at least one player went on record saying those 4 new ones weren't completely apprised of what had been going on. (Source: http://sports.yahoo....45595--nhl.html
I read a tweet somewhere that a reporter said an owner had told him he signed up for twitter feeds just to stay informed, but it's Christmas and I don't have time to find it. So, take my word/memory for whatever it's worth.
I never said you did either. You called the posters on TSN ignorant after someone on CDC brought up the fact most comments were pro owner. Talk about missing a lot..
Yes, my comments about TSN commenters were made in response to someone else bringing up commenters on TSN, but what they said about them is not what I
said. I was very specific in what I was complaining about.
You did not specifically say "behaving like idiots".
You specifically said "only an idiot takes unnecessary risks and that is what they are doing".
It's clear as day, you think owners are idiots for taking risk of lockout.
Exactly. I clearly said they were idiots for their actions in this lockout. Thank you for proving my point.
Are you aware of NHL Board of Governors??
I'm sure you're right. A meeting held once a year is more than enough to give each and every owner an opportunity to have a say in every major decision made for the league, including during ongoing CBA negotiations (despite reports that owners were only shown the latest NHL and NHLPA proposals at the last meeting, because apparently in this age of instant technology they have to be in the same physical location to get that kind of information!)
I bet they close every meeting by singing Kumbaya too!