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Friday's implosion in New York City was quite the low-point. The NHL told the NHLPA to basically take-it-or-leave-it, Donald Fehr and the union rebuked ownership's strong-arm tactics, and the NHL soon thereafter implemented an attempted character assassination of their arch-nemesis in an attempt to (a) apply pressure to the NHLPA; and/or (b) fracture the...
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Following some negative statements made by the League, the Capitals superstar took to Twitter to express his discontent with the lockout.
from Kevin Allen of USA TODAY,
At best, an unidentified NHL official exercised poor judgment in accusing NHL Players Association executive director Donald Fehr of not fully informing his constituents of the NHL's offer.
At worst, owners are embracing a misguided, counter-productive strategy
Anyone who believes owners can bring about peace with players by trying to...
from Ken Campbell of The Hockey News,
With the lockout on the verge of entering its third month, the Fehr Factor has entered negotiations in a big way. That much has become crystal clear with the NHL’s rising level of frustration in recent days. Negotiating with someone as intelligent and canny as Donald Fehr is difficult at the best of times. The NHL is finding out that when...
NHL owners have a right to be pissed.
A letter from NHLPA Executive Director Donald Fehr to players was leaked on Friday. I won't go into all the boring details of the letter. What's important at this moment is to say the NHL believes the information in the letter was intentionally misleading. They feel it's proof that Fehr has been misleading players in an effort...
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The NHL's frustration with NHLPA leader Donald Fehr has been palpable since the beginning of CBA negotiations. It's probably one of the main reasons why the only measurable progress in talks, specifically over the past week or so, came in closed door meetings with Steve Fehr and Bill Daly.
When Donald Fehr took over as NHLPA...
We got this bright idea to go back and search "Donald Fehr 1994 Baseball strike." The results are eerie, and one document stuck out.
This PDF from the Bureau of Labor. [ 1994 Baseball Strike ]
It is haunting. It is a long, long read but if you have the time, buckle up. Especially for this section:
Uhh, you guys:
Now there are some...
NEW YORK -- The NHL put the course of ongoing labor negotiations back in the hands of the players' association, and left union head Donald Fehr with "some things to consider" Friday night. The fourth straight day of negotiations provided few details, and the sides broke up in the early evening without knowing if they would reconvene later Friday, during the weekend...
I can't be an optimist on this one. I haven't been an optimist about the American economy in years. So far, so good. I was certainly not an optimist when it came to Kings V Vancouver in round 1... then again, what sane Kings fan was? I was very glad to be wrong on that one.
It's Donald Fehr folks.
This isn't some guy who is going to roll over like...
First Donald Fehr and Bill Daly is below...
Continue reading "Video- Fehr And Daly After Their One Hour Meeting Today"
NEW YORK (AP) -- NHL labor talks took a break Saturday -- an old-fashioned lunch break.
Instead of returning to the negotiating table for a fifth straight day, representatives from the NHL and the players' association stayed in touch during the morning and then got together for an informal lunch meeting in the afternoon.
NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly and union special counsel...
from the CP at TSN,
With the NHL lockout heading into its ninth week, a new issue has cropped up at the negotiating table.
In addition to sorting out the division of revenue and player contracting rules, the NHL and NHL Players' Association must also decide how to deal with the financial implications of playing a shortened schedule once an agreement is reached.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The NHL and the players' association weren't quite ready to return to the bargaining table Saturday. But they put aside their differences long enough to at least have lunch together.After negotiations hit a rough spot Friday on the fourth straight day of talks during the lockout, the sides stayed apart through the early part of Saturday. But they remained...
As quickly as NHL labor negotiations got going again, they came to a screeching halt. Now there is no telling when the league and the players will return to the bargaining table.
After a one-day break following a series of formal discussions this week, the sides got back to business on Sunday. Less than 90 minutes after talks solely about player-contract issues started, they were...
from Elliotte Friedman of CBC,
- Blogged Saturday about the NHL's clumsy attempt to discredit NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr. I received a great deal of feedback, much more than I usually get, from people across the league feeling he "deserved" it because he has instructed the players to "demonize" NHL commissioner Gary Bettman.
- Bettman hasn...