Reading between the lines
I will admit that I want hockey back so this may be wishful thinking. But something has me puzzled. What does Fehr's comment "the union has things to consider" mean? I still believe there will be hockey come December and it has to do with the TV deal the NHL has with NBC. If I am not mistaken, one day after the US Thanksgiving the NBC TV deal may be in jeopardy with no hockey. Yes this puts pressure on the owners, but losing this deal reduces HRR as well. This affects the players as well, thus the comment "things to consider". I believe Fehr is just waiting (stalling) as long as he can and trying to get the best possible deal. Plus I have heard over and over that in the case with Fehr it is not so much winning as it is getting the best possible deal. I just thought the comments made were interesting or maybe I am just hoping.