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Twitter almost broke last night when WBZ’s Steve Burton announced on TV that there was a deal to be had, and will be signed and announced either today (during the NHL/NHLPA meeting without Gary Bettman or Donald Fehr) or tomorrow:
WBZ’s Steve Burton reports that a deal to save the #nhl season could be announced tomorrow or Wednesday – @JoeGiza
Burton, who is widely known as a very reliable reporter, also noted that both sides made significant progress.
It should be noted that although Burton is very credible, Bill Daly has shot this down. That said, Burton was the one that broke the Phil Kessel cancer news many years ago. He’s not a rumor mongerer, he’s very credible.
While this may seem like false hope, this is still the best news we’ve received since September 15th. I think I’m one of the only ones left that believes we will still have some semblance of a season. However, I am losing hope, and fast.
If Burton is right, then we might see NHL hockey (some of the only hockey available on TV in the US) by Christmas. That’s the best Christmas gift for most of us, even if we refuse to spend money on this league.
BEST OF MAXIM
Will we have an NHL season after all?
While all indications are that there are still some hurdles to clear, reports indicate that there is suddenly a sense of cautious optimism after the league’s Board of Governors meeting Wednesday afternoon in Manhattan.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman wasn’t willing to address any of what took place on Wednesday, though. Instead, he appeared...
There is hope Gary Bettman will give an update after the BOG meeting.
I've searched the web for an embed but could not find one, but Sportsnet is video streaming right now and it is working for those of us in the US too.
Hopefully the streaming remains if Bettman does talk.
NEW YORK (AP) The NHL and the players' association have agreed to a meeting with selective owners and players, but without NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman or union chief Donald Fehr.
Bettman proposed the unique meeting on Wednesday when talks broke off following two days of negotiations with federal mediators, and it wasn't agreed to until Sunday. The meeting is expected...
Be optimistic or else.
If you aren’t on Twitter, then you missed a very exciting day yesterday. First, Gary Bettman held a press conference that was so short even John Tortorella blushed. After proclaiming that he was happy with the way negotiations were going, the owners and the players got back into the room to continue talking. This of course, came after a full night of intense...
I hold no responsibility if the CBA talks fall apart...
from Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star,
While optimism rose that a deal to save the NHL season was in sight, there are some questions regarding the logistics of getting 720 players scattered across the world to return to work.
Q. Can the two sides make a deal without Donald Fehr or Gary Bettman in the room?
NHLOn Sunday, I referred to the meetings that were being scheduled starting Tuesday between the NHL and the NHLPA as “gimmicky.” The idea of putting a handful of professional athletes in a room with six billionaires and without NHL commissioner Gary Bettman or NHLPA Executive Director Don Fehr present seemed like a PR stunt more [...](Read more...)
Itâs a pleasant change to discuss a validity of a trade rumor rather than the makeup of the playerâs group or the six packs of owners meeting in New York tomorrow afternoon. The face to face meeting is the brainchild of Commissioner Gary Bettman and was done to get around the animosity being directed at him by numerous players and to avoid the ownerâs suspicions that...
After meeting until after midnight, the players and owners appeared from their CBA discussions talking about good vibes and moving in the right direction.
In fact, NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly and NHLPA Special Counsel Steve Fehr held a joint press conference afterward and said this...
Daly: "I think everybody is working hard. I think everybody wants to get...
NEW YORK (AP) -- NHL owners and players were meeting Tuesday afternoon at a Times Square hotel in an unusual session aimed at kick-starting stalled labor talks.
A group of about a half-dozen owners and 18 players got together without two key figures -- Commissioner Gary Bettman and NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr. The hope is some candid, face-to-face talks will result in a...
from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,
A sense of what had been described by one source as “cautious optimism” during the midpoint of yesterday’s lengthy NHL owners-players meeting was markedly tempered when the session concluded around midnight.
As such, even after 7 1/2 hours of interaction between six owners and 18 players, the 2012-13 season remains in jeopardy.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Traditional labor talks have made little progress in the ongoing NHL lockout, so the league and the players' association are going to try something different in an attempt to save the season that is slipping away.
A crew of six owners will meet with a handful of players on Tuesday in New York -- one day before the league's board of governors meeting -- without...
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After an entire weekend was spent hammering out the details and formatting, the NHL and NHLPA finally agreed to ditch part of their representation and renew discussions on Tuesday in the hope of reaching a new collective bargaining agreement.
The plan? Temporarily remove Gary Bettman and Donald Fehr from the equation, and hope that a...