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I see that the lockout doomsday clock now reads 11:50 PM. After the Board of Governors meet to tacitly approve the cancelation of the 2012-2013 season, some progress may be made in a last-ditch effort to save the season...
But I doubt much will get done until the last bit of leverage Gary Bettman, Bill Daly and the Board can take off the negotiating table is gone, and we're talking about no NHL hockey taking place until October 2013 at the earliest. Continue reading "The doomsday clock continues to tick toward the inevitable cancelation of the 12-13 season"
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Gary Bettman's not the most popular commissioner in North American sports history. The fact that many -- and I emphasize many -- believe he and twenty-nine NHL owners are in the right speaks to how well they've handled these labor talks on a macro-level.
The seismic shift in opinion isn't one I envisioned happening just...
Earlier this week, the NHL and NHL Players Association met with mediators to see if wasting more money could help put an end to this NHL lockout, and how did it turn out? Well, you’re not watching hockey highlights right now, so it obviously didn’t go well. So where do we go from here? Negotiations between the two sides aren’t going well at all. Hell, they can’t even agree...
Federal Mediation between the NHL and NHLPA concluded yesterday. It didn't go well. No ground was made.
"I'm really surprised federal mediation didn't work," said no one ever.
Anyways here's Bill Daily's response:
NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly issued the following statement regarding the two days of meetings that concluded...
English: NHL Commisioner Gary Bettman in 2007. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Well there are quite a few news stores of note this morning in
the college and professional hockey world. The NHL Labor mess continues on and
is proving to be an absolute gong show and it appears that there is little
evidence that a solution is forth coming.
Like my friend Chris Wassel said...
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Bit of a quick blog post here, but I wanted to gauge public reaction after Gary Bettman's proposal to the NHLPA was made public. Via Kevin Allen at USA Today:
After two days of talks with officials from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service failed to bring NHL owners and players closer to a deal...
The NHL and NHLPA met on Wednesday and again on Thursday, but this time with federal mediators in an attempt to use a third party to alleviate the differences to end the ongoing feud between the players and owners.
And after two days of meeting with representatives from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services, NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly left Thursday’s meetings with...
Gary Bettman's recently proposed that the members of the NHLPA and the owners meet without the commissioner and the head of the NHLPA, Donald Fehr. You know, to hash it out between the actual interested parties, not between the representitives of thoe parties. The players seem a bit hesitant about this, especially if all owners aren't represented.
Why not just streamline...
from Wayne Scanlan of the Ottawa Citizen,
Most hockey insiders believe the league won’t wait as long as it did in 2004-2005, when NHL commissioner Gary Bettman declared on Feb. 16, 2005, that the plug was being pulled. More likely, the season would be canned this time in January, an arbitrary deadline that is fast approaching, after the latest effort, mediation, got nowhere...
Whether federal mediators will provide enough help to end the NHL lockout in time to save the hockey season is still unknown.
At least they had a good first day.
Negotiators from the NHL and the players' association returned to the bargaining table Wednesday for the first time in a week and the first time with outside voices contributing to the talks.
The location was secret...
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- The Phoenix Coyotes have taken a major step toward securing an owner. All that's left is one last hurdle.
Glendale's City Council voted late Tuesday night in favor of a reworked 320 million arena management deal with Greg Jamison, clearing the way for the former San Jose Sharks CEO to complete his purchase of the team from the NHL.
Whatever hope fans had of federal mediation helping to put an end to the NHL lockout will be disappointed. Today NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said the following: “Today, we concluded two days of mediation with FMCS mediators and representatives […]
Seems like things are finally getting serious in the NHL negotiations, folks – the NHL and the NHLPA have agreed to meet with federal mediators to help with the negotiation process towards a new Collective Bargaining Agreement.
"We are able to confirm that we have agreed to a request by the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service to engage in meetings with the Union...
NEW YORK (AP) -- If the NHL and the players' association are going to make a deal to save the hockey season, they are likely going to have to do it by themselves.
A pair of federal mediators tried to help for two days, but even they couldn't bring the fighting sides closer to a compromise.
"After spending several hours with both sides over two days, the presiding mediators...