Found September 30, 2012 on NY Rangers Blog:
Ryan Dadoun at Pro Hockey Talk reports that during yesterday's second straight day of CBA negotiations, NHLPA boss Donald Fehr and NHL commissioner Gary Bettman had a private conversation... “I spent a few minutes with Gary talking about the overall situation, and we agreed to keep in touch,” Fehr said. “I am not going to talk about the specifics, but in general we’re trying to discuss how do we find a way to make an agreement. How do we bridge the gap on the major issues that are between us.” In further encouraging news... #CBA Steve Fehr said two sides had a "frank exchange of views" about what should be included in hockey-related revenue as currently defined — Katie Strang (@KatieStrangESPN) September 29, 2012 Here's some video of NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly and Fehr on today's negotiations (Via Finally, Dan Rosen at notes that both side might keep the momentum going and meet for a fourth straight...

Replacement NHL players could be coming to an arena near you

Former TML GM & NHL Agent Bill Watters thinks Gary Bettman's will bring in replacement players in NOV, & thinks this will crack the Union. — Josh Rimer (@JoshRimerHockey) October 2, 2012 NHL teams may be resuming play sooner than you think. There's only one issue - the roster might look very different than what you saw in 2011-12. Bill Watters, former...

Gary Bettman, Please Read

from Jordan Shifman of CBC, With the NHL lockout now in double-digit days, wants to help give fans a voice. So until the game we love returns, we'll highlight one fan's take on the lockout each day from the posts we've received on Facebook, Twitter and the comments sections on Here is Saturday's Fan Comment of the Day from...

Report- NHL Thinking Replacement Players

Former TML GM & NHL Agent Bill Watters thinks Gary Bettman's will bring in replacement players in NOV, & thinks this will crack the Union. — Josh Rimer (@JoshRimerHockey) October 2, 2012   Bill Watters also seems to think the guys in their late 30's might cross the picket line to make that last paycheck b4 they retire. — Josh Rimer (@JoshRimerHockey...

Bettman Has Done His Job

from Jeff Z. Klein of the New York Times, They look at the bottom line and marvel at the job he has done. During Bettman’s tenure, N.H.L. revenue has grown from $400 million a year to $3.3 billion. “He’s in charge,” said Jonathon Gatehouse, whose book“The Instigator: How Gary Bettman Remade the NHL and Changed the Game Forever,” the first in-depth biography...

NHL, players avoid talking money

NEW YORK (AP) -- The NHL and the players' association met for a third straight day Sunday, and again avoided the troublesome money issues that are fueling the ongoing lockout. "We did not discuss core economic issues, as was the plan," NHLPA special counsel Steve Fehr said after meeting for five hours with the NHL. "We discussed health and safety, drug testing...

Wrapping Up Today’s CBA Meeting

CBA meetings covered Drug Testing, Medical Care, Joint Health + Safety Committee, Training Camp, Conditioning Camp and scheduling issues. — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) September 28, 2012   Steve Fehr said Don Fehr met with Gary Bettman separately today. Steve Fehr said talks will resume on non-core economics tomorrow morning. — Dan Rosen (@drosennhl...

NHL Lockout: NHL, players association meeting for second consecutive day

NEW YORK (AP) — The best that can be said about back-to-back days of negotiations between the NHL and the locked out players’ association is that the sides are still talking and making more plans to meet yet again. While core economic issues still weren’t on the agenda Saturday when the opposing groups got together again at the NHL office, dialogue continued on secondary topics...

NHL Lockout Could to Cancellation of Winter Classic

The NFL has their Thanksgiving games. The NBA has its Christmas Day games. The NHL has the Winter Classic--oh wait, never mind. The NHL's polarizing and unpopular money grab(lockout) has continued to have disastrous effects once again warranting a closer questioning and analysis of the true motivations of professional sports. As the Chicago Tribune reported, "The Winter...

Who Said This?

"I regret we were not able to secure an agreement sooner in the process and avoid the unfortunate distractions to the game." A. Roger Goodell, NFL Commissioner referring to the officials contract talks or B. Gary Bettman, sometime in the next year.
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