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from Elliotte Friedman of CBC,
The word of the day is "curious."
As in, "I'm curious to see what the NHLPA is going to come up with."
This is a significant moment in Labour Goofiness 2012, and what happens over the next 24-48 hours has huge ramifications for the NHL's future.
So, without a seat in the room to know for certain, here's what we're looking at:
The NHL is trying to pin down Donald Fehr
One of my weaknesses as a human being is that I'm a crappy negotiator. (Ask Hockey Night in Canada producers about the time I actually offered to pay more for a cab than the cabdriver asked for.) In an effort to improve, I've studied successful tactics and worked towards using them effectively.
Fehr has frustrated the NHL by refusing to negotiate directly off its proposals. It's a standard negotiation strategy -- if you don't like what's being offered, come up with an alternative. Sometimes it works,...
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The NHL Players Assn. made what it called a move in the NHLs direction by presenting a revised, five-year proposal during collective bargaining talks with the league Wednesday morning in New York.
Donald Fehr, the NHLPAs executive director, said the new comprehensive proposal narrows the gap between the union and management to 182 million over five years. However, the NHL has disputed...
The owners are definitely afraid Donald Fehr..
I am constantly hearing how he does not have any respect for the game, the history, or cultures. Fehr is a baseball guy. Hockey is NOT his sport. I tell them regardless...this is not a reason to fear Donald Fehr.
Donalds Fehr is a career representative and negotiator... above all else he listen to his constituents. People...
Today the NHLPA came to the NHL with it's best proposal to date. The players (good cops) pushed Donald Fehr (bad cop) to make a proposal Fehr called "against his wishes meeting the NHL way past halfway."
As the talks broke up both sides were full of the kinds of happy thoughts which accompany spending quality time with the people who are preventing you from making...
Yesterday it was the NHLPA's turn to submit a proposal and have it shot down. Union spokesman, Donald Fehr, proposed the latest CBA plan -what he called a "dramatic move"- around noon Wednesday and the league promptly said no.If you're starting to get worried about another missed NHL season, you're not alone.Fehr's proposal compromised with the league...
Source,major move by NHLPA not well received by NHL.Player conference call later this evening and likely not positive. #TSN— Aaron Ward (@aaronward_nhl) November 21, 2012
Donald Fehr says he's disappointed. "The players have done an awful lot here."— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) November 21, 2012
...i still can't believe that hockey fans actually get...
The players have done a fantastic job and have moved much closer to a deal here by making it known to Donald Fehr that a Deal must be struck.
Soon the owners will reply with a counter offer and as long as the NHLPA is willing to negotiate further we will have a deal...Everyone wants to make money here...however...
The deal is reportedly a 5 year deal and the fans deserve...
First Donald Fehr, followed by Gary Bettman.
Continue reading "Video- Fehr And Bettman Talk To The Media"
NHL players gave management a new proposal Wednesday that the union said left sides less than $40 million apart annually over a five-year contract.
After a day away from bargaining for internal discussions, union officials and nine players were at the NHL office for an hour. There was little optimism.
''We did give them the proposal,'' union head Donald Fehr said...
NEW YORK — NHL players gave management a new proposal Wednesday that the union said left sides less than $40 million apart annually over a five-year contract.
After a day away from bargaining for internal discussions, union officials and nine players were at the NHL office for an hour. There was little optimism as they took a 90-minute break. The two sides resumed discussions early...
I will update this post when additional information arrives.
CBA mtngs have just ended, or so I'm told.
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) November 20, 2012
The NHL's CBA meeting is over for the night.
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) November 20, 2012
The NHL's CBA talks will carry over to tomorrow....
from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun at the Toronto Sun,
Sources say the NHLPA is concerned about too many givebacks to the league at this juncture of the negotiations. Fehr and company don't believe this is the tipping point and the players aren't ready to cave as they prepare to lose their fourth paycheque next week.
Yes, the players want to get back to playing...
from Mark Spector of Sportsnet,
...outright dissention arrived right on schedule Wednesday, as veteran defenceman Roman Hamrlik called out union head Donald Fehr on the Czech web site iSport.cz.
"I am disgusted," Hamrlik told the web site. "We have to push Fehr to the wall to get the deal. Time is against us.
"We lost 1/4 season, it is $425 million...
First up is Donald Fehr, followed by Bill Daly below...
Continue reading "Video- Both Sides Talk After Monday’s CBA Meeting"
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After an eight-day hiatus, the NHL and NHLPA reconvened on the union's expressed desire, and met for just under two hours. At the meeting? Eighteen player representatives, three owners, Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke, and the Big Four -- Gary Bettman, Bill Daly, Donald Fehr, and Steve Fehr.
Early reports suggested that the NHLPA...
Collective bargaining talks at the NHL's head office in New York on Wednesday did not produce any progress after the NHL Players' Association tabled a new five-year proposal to the league.
"Nothing on significant economic issues," NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr told reporters on Wednesday afternoon after receiving the league's response...