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The Real Don Fehr...

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So, I know that Don Fehr is getting a lot of NHL fans thinking he is doing a bad job. Here is an article that explains the man a little more, and suggests that he might just be doing a great job for the players association. He's not caving in to the league, like other's might be tempted to do. He seemed to be great with his time in baseball, where the average player salary rose from $289,000 to $3.24 million. I can see why the NHL players love him and actually think he is the perfect person to go against Bettman in this fight. I don't know if Bettman has ever had this equal type of competitor. Here's the link:

http://espn.go.com/nhl/story/_/id/7714142/nhlpa-donald-fehr-brings-invaluable-experience-bargaining-table

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Fehr is obviously great at what he does. The moment he became head of the NHLPA I knew the league was in trouble concerning this season. The real question is whether Fehr is good for everybody, but all he needs to concern himself with is the players who he represents. I don't think Fehr cares about much else. I believe he wants to retire after completing this CBA, so I'm sure he's mostly concerned with getting the players as large of a piece of the pie as he can, and then let whoever deal with the repercussions if there are any later.

Personally, I put a great deal of blame (though not soley) on Fehr for the steroid era in baseball, and for the tense relationship between players/owners back in the day. So he's kind of rubbed me the wrong way over the years.

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I won't deny he's great for the players, for the fans and the sport? No way

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