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TORONTO (AP) -- The NHL and the players' association quietly resumed collective bargaining talks Friday and expect to be in contact again in the upcoming days.
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly met with union head Donald Fehr and special counsel Steve Fehr in the NHLPA office on the 20th day of the NHL lockout.
"We met with the Union today in Toronto," Daly told The Associated Press in an email. "We are supposed to touch base over the weekend. Nothing more to report right now."
NHLPA spokesman Jonathan Weatherdon said any discussions this weekend won't be in person.
The meeting on Friday marked the first negotiating session since talks broke off Tuesday in New York, where the sides had met four times in five days to discuss issues other than core economics.
No specifics were given about Friday's negotiations.
"Just general discussion of where we are and how to move the process forward," Daly said.
The sides hadn't been expected to get together before next week, and the meeting didn't become public until it was over. It took place one day after the NHL canceled the first two weeks of the regular season, wiping out 82 games from Oct. 11-24.
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NEW YORK (October 4, 2012) – National Hockey League Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly today issued the following statement concerning the cancellation of the 2012-13 regular-season schedule through Oct. 24:
"We were extremely disappointed to have to make today’s announcementThe game deserves better, the fans deserve better and the people who derive income from their connection...
TORONTO (October 4, 2012) – Don Fehr, National Hockey League Players’ Association Executive Director, released the following statement regarding today’s decision by the NHL to cancel games through October 24, 2012:
“The decision to cancel the first two weeks of the NHL season is the unilateral choice of the NHL owners. If the owners truly cared about the game and the...
The NHL and the players' association quietly resumed collective bargaining talks Friday and expect to be in contact again in the upcoming days.
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly met with union head Donald Fehr and special counsel Steve Fehr on the 20th day of the NHL lockout.
''We met with the Union today in Toronto,'' Daly told...
TORONTO (AP) -- The NHL and the players' association quietly resumed collective bargaining talks Friday and expect to be in contact again in the upcoming days. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly met with union head Donald Fehr and special counsel Steve Fehr in the NHLPA office on the 20th day of the NHL lockout. "We met with the Union today in...
The moment NHL fans have been dreading has finally arrived. Well, kind of. Today, the NHL announced that they would be canceling all regular season games through October 24.
With no Collective Bargaining Agreement between the owners and players in place, there can be no NHL action.
NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly had this to say, via NHL.com:
“We were extremely disappointed to...
from Jeff Blair of the Globe and Mail,
Q: Does the court of public opinion matter for you and the NHLPA?
Fehr: Obviously the public matters. Those are the fans, the people who ultimately buy the tickets and watch the game on TV and you want to try and explain everything you can. You want to see if the fans can understand your position, that the public perception of the...
And so it begins. Hacking away at the regular season. The NHL announced it was eliminating the first two weeks of the regular season. They already dismantled the pre-season because both the NHL and NHLPA cannot come to an agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement. That has caused a loss of over $100 million, according to NHL deputy commissioner, Bill Daly.Daly issued...
from Nicholas J. Cotsonika of Yahoo,
Imagine the Big Four meeting Friday in Toronto -- NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and his deputy, Bill Daly; NHL Players' Association executive director Don Fehr and his brother, Steve Fehr.
Now imagine a popsicle sitting in the center of the table. The Big Four's job is to divide it.
Because the popsicle is...
from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,
For anyone missing their daily dose of lockout-inspired sarcasm, the Answerman returns for a fresh look at a stale topic, Day 19 of a bun fight that shows no sign of ending in an up-with-people way:
Q: So the NHL cancelled 82 games today. Does that move the needle on negotiations in any way, shape or form?
A: None. It’s...
Rob Rossi at the Pittsburgh Tribune Review reports that NBC is already looking at alternate programming plans to replace the Winter Classic.
...for those of you who think the NHL would never let the Winter Classic be canceled, think again.
...league still getting $200 million from NBC whether they play this season or not. No incentive to make a deal.
Meanwhile in the...
By IRA PODELL
AP Sports Writer
NEW YORK (AP) -- The rhetoric is rising, while the time before the planned start of the NHL regular season is running out.
And now it seems more likely than not that regular-season games will be canceled before the league and the players' association even get back to the negotiating table.
The sides broke off talks Tuesday after just two hours...
Neither side is willing to negotiate, and that is where the true issues lie.
Disclaimer: While I believe that the NHLPA has negotiated in good faith and that the majority of the blame for the current situation lies with the owners, I believe both sides are to blame for the lockout. This post is not coming from a journalist, but from someone with an MBA who understands the business...
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The most important element of negotiations is leverage. Have it, and you can dictate the terms of an eventual settlement agreement. The owners, unified by Gary Bettman and Donald Fehr, hope to break the rank-and-file of the union through the economic stranglehold. The players have rebuked ownership's stance, and remain opposed to any...
from Michael Arace of the Columbus Dispatch,
The owners are intractable. Last time around, they won a hard cap and a 24 percent rollback in salaries in an effort to achieve “cost certainty.” Now, they are bent on another huge victory, and they are again willing to blithely dismiss 1,230 games and the playoffs.
The players are nearly as stubborn. Last time around, their...