Found November 10, 2012 on
from the CP at TSN,
With the NHL lockout heading into its ninth week, a new issue has cropped up at the negotiating table.
In addition to sorting out the division of revenue and player contracting rules, the NHL and NHL Players' Association must also decide how to deal with the financial implications of playing a shortened schedule once an agreement is reached.
"It has an impact (on talks)," NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr acknowledged Friday night.
That hadn't been a concern as recently as late last month, when the league believed an 82-game season could still be squeezed in. Now it's looking like the best-case scenario is a regular season beginning on Dec. 1, which would likely see each team play just 68 games.
If that ends up being the case, a total of 210 games -- and all of the accompanying revenue -- would be lost for good.
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from Kevin Allen of USA TODAY,
At best, an unidentified NHL official exercised poor judgment in accusing NHL Players Association executive director Donald Fehr of not fully informing his constituents of the NHL's offer.
At worst, owners are embracing a misguided, counter-productive strategy
Anyone who believes owners can bring about peace with players by trying to...
from Ken Campbell of The Hockey News,
With the lockout on the verge of entering its third month, the Fehr Factor has entered negotiations in a big way. That much has become crystal clear with the NHL’s rising level of frustration in recent days. Negotiating with someone as intelligent and canny as Donald Fehr is difficult at the best of times. The NHL is finding out that when...
We got this bright idea to go back and search "Donald Fehr 1994 Baseball strike." The results are eerie, and one document stuck out.
This PDF from the Bureau of Labor. [ 1994 Baseball Strike ]
It is haunting. It is a long, long read but if you have the time, buckle up. Especially for this section:
Uhh, you guys:
Now there are some...
NEW YORK -- The NHL put the course of ongoing labor negotiations back in the hands of the players' association, and left union head Donald Fehr with "some things to consider" Friday night. The fourth straight day of negotiations provided few details, and the sides broke up in the early evening without knowing if they would reconvene later Friday, during the weekend...
NBC’s Pro Hockey Talk has obtained a copy of NHLPA head Donald Fehr’s memo to union members following Thursday’s CBA meetings in New York, the third consecutive day the two sides had met.
Unfortunately for players and fans, the letter, obtained by PHT from an unnamed NHL player, has a somewhat pessimistic tone and states “there is still a lot of work to be done.”
Last night the NHL and NHLPA met for the third consecutive day. Both Gary Bettman and Donald Fehr barely said anything to the media after yesterday's meeting. TSN obtained the memo that was sent to all of the players in the NHL after last night's meeting:
Today, we met with the NHL off and on over several hours. A number of matters were discussed, including our proposal...
First Donald Fehr and Bill Daly is below...
Continue reading "Video- Fehr And Daly After Their One Hour Meeting Today"
from Scott Burnside of ESPN,
Neither NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman nor NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr has distinguished himself thus far in terms of charting a course to a successful resolution to the current lockout of the NHL’s players.
Strategies on both sides have been at best curious and at worst deeply flawed.
NEW YORK (AP) No one on either side of the NHL labor fight stormed out of the room, broke off negotiations, or made inflammatory remarks as they left the building.
Quite the contrary, actually.
While negotiators for the league and the union declined to say whether significant progress was made on Day 54 of the lockout, owners and players agreed to return to the bargaining table...