December 7, 2012
NHLPA boss, Fehr, slipped up when offered ultimatumThe bleakest point of the NHL lockout arrives in New York
By BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency
Donald Fehr was issued an ultimatum and tried to turn it into a negotiation.
As a result, it’s Day 84 of the lockout, the ninth straight Saturday there’ll be no Hockey Night in Canada and, perhaps, the bleakest point the NHL and NHL Players’ Association have reached in this negotiation.
While it looked like they were on the road to a deal after meeting Tuesday, the tables turned Wednesday and the process completely went off the rails Thursday when Fehr, the NHLPA’s executive director, submitted an unwanted offer.