Found November 09, 2012 on
from Scott Burnside of ESPN,
Neither NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman nor NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr has distinguished himself thus far in terms of charting a course to a successful resolution to the current lockout of the NHL’s players.
Strategies on both sides have been at best curious and at worst deeply flawed.
Were it not so, wouldn’t we have had a deal weeks, even months ago? Or at the very least had leadership plotted differently, would we not have seen the current series of in-depth talks, the first of their kind in the process, take place long ago?
There is no shortage of critics of both men, and all you need to do is take a passing glance at Twitter to get a sense of the underlying anger and disappointment at how this has unfolded.
Without going over every burp and hiccup along the way -- and there have been many ominous noises emanating from both sides in this tedious process -- only the significantly brainwa...
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Gary Bettman says there's "still a lot of work to do."
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) November 8, 2012
The Board of Governors were sent a memo last nite from bettman saying if no traction today ,talks could breakdown. Obviously traction today.
— Doug Maclean (@DougMaclean) November 8, 2012
Told that league not sure if there...
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...
As the NHL Lockout DRAGS ON & ON, Bruins fans need to fill that hole in their hockey souls. And we are here to HELP…NO GREED…NO Bettman….NO Fehr….NO PROPAGANDA.
We are ALL about the fans of the GREATEST game on Earth!
In this series, BST&N will look back at some NHL Lockout PROOF memories which will hopefully raise your spirits during this hockey ABYSS we find ourselves...
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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...
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Via NBC's ProHockeyTalk, it appears Donald Fehr's memorandum to the players following Thursday's meetings has leaked to the public. A rather ominous tone is palpable, but so too is Donald Fehr's hope that the two sides can come together and cross this significant divide.
The NHL and NHLPA are expected to negotiate throughout...
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...
NBC’s Pro Hockey Talk has obtained a copy of NHLPA head Donald Fehr’s memo to union members following Thursday’s CBA meetings in New York, the third consecutive day the two sides had met.
Unfortunately for players and fans, the letter, obtained by PHT from an unnamed NHL player, has a somewhat pessimistic tone and states “there is still a lot of work to be done.”
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...
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 -- The NHL and its players' union kept talking Wednesday, a day after they met for more than seven hours in an effort to end the nearly two-month-old hockey lockout. The sides negotiated on a new collective bargaining agreement past 10 p.m. Tuesday and immediately announced they would reconvene. They started up again at an undisclosed location, and were fully prepared...
NEW YORK (AP) -- NHL owners and players face lots of work to save the hockey season. Whether they are moving closer after a week of talking remains to be seen.
The league and the players' association met Friday for the fourth straight day and fifth time in seven days, trying to reach an agreement to end the lockout. A union spokesman said there will be multiple meetings during...
NHL owners and players are back at the bargaining table for the second straight day.
The sides are talking at an undisclosed location, looking for a way to end the nearly two-month-old lockout.
The NHL and its players' association met for more than seven hours Tuesday in New York. Wednesday marked the 53rd day of the lockout. The sides are expected to discuss the ''...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Negotiations between the NHL and the locked-out players' association ended after nearly six hours Wednesday. Just as they did a night earlier, the sides agreed to get right back to the bargaining table.
Representatives for the owners and players will resume talks Thursday, marking the third straight day they will meet face-to-face. NHL deputy commissioner Bill...
At long last, the National Hockey League owners and players seem to be working toward resolving their labor dispute.Both sides have quit spewing fan-alienating rhetoric. Both sides have already proven their resolve and suffered massive economic losses, so perhaps it is finally time to quit posturing and get down to business.The NHL has already reaffirmed its Garage League status...