There are some rumblings that some players would have liked to seen a vote on the NHL's last proposal. Fehr made the PA counter with a new proposal, one that cherry-picked everything they liked from the NHL's proposal, despite the NHL making it clear that the what they had offered in their proposal was meant as a whole package.
Personally, I think both sides share a lot of the blame for the current grim situation. But I have to agree with the poster above who commented that Fehr is a real problem. He really is. I don't like Bettman very much, but I do think he has an interest in seeing that the sport is healthy. Fehr's only concern is getting everything for the players, regardless of the cost otherwise. Fehr refuses to compromise; he wants Bettman and the BoG to come to him begging for a season.