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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 Wednesday afternoon. “We did give them the proposal,” union head Donald Fehr said. “They indicated they’re going to have a response to us a little later on.” On the 67th day of a lockout that already has led to the cancellation of more than a quarter of the regular season, Fehr said players made a percentage-based proposal, which he said reflected the economic impact the work stoppage had caused. “We have moved far more than halfway,” Fehr said. “It is about as good as we can do.” NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman proposed a 50-50 split of hockey-related revenue Oct. 16. With guaranteed contracts likely to pu...

NHL players offer new plan to end lockout

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...

Eklund: Talks End. Gap shrinks. Getting Somewhere. Oh no, I meant gloom and doom.

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...

Fehr's Latest Deal Shot Down by NHL

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...

Decertification and the CBA process

After the NHL owners rejected the latest offer from the players on Wednesday, the rumblings had started that union leader Donald Fehr may decide to talk to the players about decertifying the union and taking the negotiations to court. If this happens, fans may be in for the long haul as the situation makes it way through the courts. While I’m sure many people aren’t sure as to...

Despite NHLPA Move Towards Owners, No Progress

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...

Mike Augello: The "D's" Show The Owners Are Winning

The two sides in the ongoing labor dispute broke off talks on Wednesday after the owners rejected the NHLPA’s most recent offer. PA head Donald Fehr stated after releasing the details of the offer to the press that it represented significant movement by the players side and that he could not see them moving much further in the owners direction, but the NHL balked at the offer...

Video- Fehr And Bettman Talk To The Media

First Donald Fehr, followed by Gary Bettman.   Continue reading "Video- Fehr And Bettman Talk To The Media"

NHLPA gives league new proposal

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...

NHL rejects NHLPA's latest proposal, next meeting not scheduled

 In their latest proposal, the NHLPA moved closer to what the NHL is looking for in the collective bargaining agreement. But it apparently wasn't good enough as the league rejected the proposal.    "We've moved far more than halfway, and our expectation is the NHL's going to be willing to meet us if they want to reach an agreement," NHLPA executive director...

Eklund: Happy Thanksgiving: What in your life has benefited from no hockey?

Hey to all in the hockey world. The next round of talks are set for Monday and I am more excited about the NHL's response on Monday then I have been for any single day so far. I have a sense that next week will be the week we get close enough to know there will be a hockey season. There is an absolutely awesome article today on Donald Fehr by Washington Post columnist Thomas...

Questions For Fehr

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 "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...

Video- Both Sides Talk After Monday’s CBA Meeting

First up is Donald Fehr, followed by Bill Daly below...   Continue reading "Video- Both Sides Talk After Monday’s CBA Meeting"

CBA Wrap

from TSN, 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...
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