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from Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star,
With pressure mounting to get a season-saving deal done, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman secretly allowed owners and general managers to be in contact with players for a 48-hour period last week.
Owners and GMs were afforded a chance to promote Bettman’s proposal of a 50-50 division of hockey related revenue. The window for conversations ended Friday.
The report initially came from Quebec-based TVA.
“Propaganda,” one NHL unidentified player told TVA Sports.
“Players were calling to ask about the offer,” NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly told the Star in an email. “We let clubs answer their questions. . . . We did authorize club executives to respond substantively to player inquiries.”
The union did not believe that players phoned owners and GMs, and was not impressed with the owners’ action.
“Most owners are not allowed to attend bargaining meetings. No owners are allowed to speak to the media about the bargaining,” S...
BEST OF MAXIM
The NHL owners and players have until Thursday to strike a deal that would bring about a full 82-game regular season.
As both sides are not scheduled to meet this week, the possibility of a shortened season is looking more and more like a reality. The NHLPA reached out to the owners on Tuesday in hopes of meeting on Wednesday, but the league denied the invitation...
NEW YORK -- NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says it looks like a full-82 game schedule "is not going to be a reality," as the lockout nears its seventh week.
Speaking at a press conference Wednesday announcing the New York Islanders' move from Nassau Coliseum to Brooklyn's Barclays Center in 2015, Bettman seemed resigned to looking at a shortened season with the...
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says it looks like a full-82 game schedule ''is not going to be a reality,'' as the lockout nears its seventh week.
Speaking at a press conference Wednesday announcing the New York Islanders' move from Nassau Coliseum to Brooklyn's Barclays Center in 2015, Bettman seemed resigned to looking at a shortened season with the NHL...
NEW YORK (AP) -- NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says it looks like a full-82 game schedule "is not going to be a reality," as the lockout nears its seventh week.
Speaking at a press conference Wednesday announcing the New York Islanders' move from Nassau Coliseum to Brooklyn's Barclays Center in 2015, Bettman seemed resigned to looking at a shortened season with...
from Katie Strang of ESPN,
Following a disheartening negotiating session where the NHL roundly dismissed all three of the union’s proposals in Toronto last Thursday, players walked away with a grim outlook on CBA talks and a bitter aftertaste.
In rejecting the union’s array of offers within a matter of minutes, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman unintentionally galvanized...
David Krejci doesn't sound like a huge fan of NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, especially in the midst of the latest NHL lockout.
The Bruins center, who is waiting out the league's most recent lockout (the third in 20 years) in Europe, has fired shots at Bettman. In doing so, Krejci joins the growing list of NHL players who have come out and publicly criticized...
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By James Stephan (@J_Habs)
Reactions around the hockey world following the NHLPA refusing the offer given by Gary Bettman and the NHL have amplified the fear of losing the entire 2012-2013 NHL season which has been at the back of every hockey fan’s mind. While fans are praying for a Hockey Gods miracle that would lead to a new CBA agreement, it is likely...
from David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail,
This is the week we’ll discover if all those people on both sides of the NHL lockout love hockey as much as they promise while holding the game for ransom.
Thursday may be yet another deadline imposed only by NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and the owners as the final day to save a full 82-game season but unlike the Sept. 15 one...
New York Islanders owner Charles Wang has tried for a long time to find a new home for his hockey club- whether it's in New York or elsewhere (like, Kansas City)
Now, it appears that the Barclays Center in Brooklyn will be their new home in 2015 when the team's lease runs out at the antiquated (and downright nasty and outdated) Nassau Coliseum.
NHL Commish Gary Bettman...
NEW YORK -- The little hope that existed for a full NHL season appears to be gone.
Shortly after the players reached out to the league Tuesday night to restart stalled labor negotiations, NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly rebuffed the union's attempt.
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said last week, in presenting the league's most recent offer to the players, that if a new...
from Scott Burnside of ESPN,
And so it comes down to this: a week, maybe less, to not just save a season but a game's reputation; to save the reputation of its players and owners and to disprove the widely held notion -- one that grows by the day -- that hockey will just never get it right.
Less than a week to prove that hockey isn't the crazy, drooling uncle of...
from Damien Cox of The Spin at the Toronto Star,
There are already hardline owners saying they should shut down the league now, which makes no sense at all. Having spent unwisely during the summer months right up to the expiration of the old CBA, it would be the height of hypocrisy now (again) for the league to turn around and get suddenly impatient with the negotiating process...
NEW YORK ISLANDERS & BARCLAYS CENTER TO MAKE MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT
WHAT: Press Conference
WHO: New York Islanders Owner Charles B. Wang, Barclays Center Majority Owner and Developer Bruce Ratner, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, Islanders General Manager Garth Snow, and...
... Why Day 39 of the lockout feels like day 139?
... If those involved in the negotiations are losing sleep on a nightly basis like I am?
... If there is an NHL owner out there without enough guts to speak publicly on the lockout? The owners certainly did not get to where they are now by not speaking their mind, yet as of tonight they all look like sheep in a herd.