"It is further compounded by their strategy of first lock out and then see what happens. That is why we are in this mess today."
"We've been down that road a couple of times and it continues to be our belief the union has made one meaningful proposal in this entire process — that was on Aug. 14. Now they have made it three times, and they are suggesting that it is three different proposals. It wasn't," he said. "Bottom line is it is difficult to understand why we should make a third proposal in their direction. At some point we've got to see a willingness from the players' association to compromise because they haven't shown any willingness to compromise at this point."
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