Found January 03, 2013 on Fox Sports Ohio:
NEW YORK (AP) -- Hockey players are sticking together as a union for now and are working long and late hours with the NHL to try to reach a new collective bargaining agreement to get the game back on the ice. The sides met in small groups throughout the day Wednesday and then held a full-scale bargaining session with a federal mediator at night that lasted nearly five hours and didn't wrap up until about 1 a.m. Thursday. They planned to get back at it less than 10 hours later. The biggest detail to emerge from Wednesday night's marathon talks was that Donald Fehr is still the executive director of the players' association, which passed on its first chance to declare a disclaimer that would dissolve the union and turn it into a trade association. Last month, players voted overwhelmingly in favor of giving the union executive board the right to declare the disclaimer, but that permission expired at midnight Wednesday. The disclaimer would allow individual players to file a...

The NHL Stops, Hockey Does Not

In the midst of Gary Bettman's NHL Lockout the writer travelled home in search of hockey. He found that it endures the hard winters on a frozen pond.The post The NHL Stops, Hockey Does Not appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.

Report: NHL season will be canceled next week if a deal isn't struck

A report from the Winnipeg Free Press states that Gary Bettman will cancel the 2012-13 NHL season on Thursday, January 10th if a deal hasn't been reached or if a deal doesn't appear to be imminent. The article from the Winnipeg Free Press says that a "veteran member of the NHL's board of governors" indicated Bettman was ready and willing to cancel the season...

NHL teams will scramble once lockout ends

The National Hockey League lockout should end soon. The owners and players are finally bargaining for real. The two sides finally quit posturing. Gary Bettman quit making take-it-or-leave-it offers. Owners are pressuring Bettman to salvage a partial season. Donald Fehr knows his rank and file members are getting more than a little restless.It could take a few days, but the two sides...

NHL, union stay apart much of Thursday

NEW YORK (AP) -- Any momentum gained from a long night of negotiations between the NHL and the players' association seemed to have been lost Thursday when the sides remained mostly apart. A meeting that Commissioner Gary Bettman said would begin at 10 a.m. EST didn't start until several hours later, and then ended quickly. That one hour of talks centered on the reporting...

Cleary On The CBA Negotiations

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News, "Both sides are meeting together and exchanging proposals and getting closer, but in regards to where we are and how close we are and what issues are locked down on, I don't really know," Cleary said. "They're working hard and going back and forth." Commissioner Gary Bettman has set the Jan. 11 deadline as...

Lost day in NHL negotiations

NEW YORK (AP) -- If there is going to be a hockey season, the NHL and the players' association can't afford many more days like this. A long night of bargaining Wednesday that stretched into the early morning hours didn't end well and likely kept the sides apart for most of the day Thursday. No new full-scale negotiations took place, and outside of a few relatively brief...

17-year old girl refuses to shave legs until NHL Lockout ends

Previously on Outside the Boxscore, we've posted some pretty strange fan moments but this story about a 17-year-old Pittsburgh Penguins fan refusing to shave her legs is an odd one. The fan's name is Maggie Wagner from Xenia, Ohio and recently, she revealed her hairy legs thanks to the NHL Lockout via the world on Twitter: Maggie hasn't shaved since the start...

NHL, players exchanging labor proposals

NEW YORK (AP) -- The proposals are flying back and forth between the NHL and the players' association. Whether significant progress is being made in the process still isn't all that clear. The league made a counteroffer on Tuesday night in response to one it received from the players on Monday and now the NHL is waiting for another answer. A full day of smaller group meetings...

NHL sides meet with mediator

The NHL and the union got back to work Friday, just not with each other yet. Both sides had plans to meet separately with federal mediator Scot Beckenbaugh in the morning but hadn't set up a time to return to bargaining in an effort to save the season. The lockout reached its 111th day Friday, and the sides have only one week to reach a deal on a collective bargaining agreement...

NHL, NHLPA Talk Deep Into the Night; NHLPA Does Not File Disclaimer

The NHL and the NHLPA met again yesterday for two separate occasions, once in the early afternoon for a hour to exchange proposals and again Wednesday night in a meeting that lasted for nearly 5 hours. What was critical about last night's exchange of ideas was that the NHLPA had until 11:59 PM to file their disclaimer of interest to the league which would basically disband the...

NHL Counters NHLPA's Counter Offer

Yesterday, after an afternoon of mini-conferences and confernce calls, the NHL submitted the latest counter offer to the NHLPA... Don Fehr just spoke. Says NHL made a counter. NHLPA will look at it internally and both sides will meet again tomorrow at some point — Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) January 2, 2013 does the NHLPA now counter the NHL's counter...
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