Saturday's Dump & Chase: A Clash of Titans

Bruce Bennett

With talk of union decertification having taken over the discussion around NHL Lockout 2012, it appears that the players may have found an opportunity to exert some leverage in their battle with the owners. While he has been widely touted for being the "smartest guy in the room" and the dominant force in league circles for nearly 20 years, has Gary Bettman perhaps met his match in NHLPA Executive Director Don Fehr?

Nashville Predators News

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The Admirals salvage a point in the shootout in a loss to the Peoria Rivermen.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

The edge of the precipice | mc79hockey.com
What's Don Fehr's motivation here? Is it bigger than merely getting the players a decent deal?

Answers to NHLPA decertification questions | Hockey | CBC Sports
Elliotte Friedman stares into the abyss.

Answering pressing questions about the NHL lockout - USA Today
Kevin Allen clearly lines out where the divide stands now.

Duhatschek: Bettman and Fehr should put their jobs on the line - The Globe and Mail
Eric Duhatschek sounds pissed, but I doubt it'll do any good.

On Spec: Problem with Canadians & hockey - sportsnet.ca
Mark Spector is 100% wrong here when he claims the players really won back in 2004-5, and are getting their comeuppance now. If the players "won" back then, any problems on the ownership side today are the product of their own incompetence.

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