Found November 30, 2012 on
The NHL lockout seems to be dragging on and on and the end doesn’t appear to be in sight. Commissioner Gary Bettman is usually the target for both players and fans voicing their displeasure with the lockout. However, Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs has seemed to come across as worse than Bettman and making it [...]
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
We are waiting today on whether or not the players will agree to a one on ones cage match with the owners this week. I am hearing an answer could be forthcoming and that there is already some talking between the sides regarding the rules and who will attend.
It is widely known the only owner the players are very much against being in these meetings is Jeremy Jacobs. While the...
Make sure to follow Travis on Twitter!
A few quick CBA notes on day seventy-five of the 2012 NHL lockout.
(1) The NHL and NHLPA separately met with federal mediators for the first time on Wednesday. It's believed that both sides prepared briefs to outline the current negotiations stalemate to the neutral third-party in the hopes of finding resolution through mutual compromise...
Pic via our boys at Days Of Y'Orr
Interesting stuff on the Internet. Usually the cry from people who don't know any better about the lockout is this:
"THIS IS ALL GARY BETTMAN'S FAULT,"
While that is probably true, the Internet has turned it's lazers on Boston Bruins owners Jeremy Jacobs.
This article lays it out pretty clear:
With the season on the brink of destruction, and the loyalty of the fans wavering, the NHL is going to need to come up with some very creative marketing schemes to get fans back in the stands. I, along with many others, am fed up with the game of chicken that is going on in the negotiating room, and am particularly fed up with Jeremy Jacobs and his all-or-nothing...
If I get my Christmas wish, Ryan Miller will be seated three feet away from Bruins owner, Jeremy Jacobs, for the owners-NHLPA meeting which is scheduled to take place in Manhattan on Tuesday 12/4.
Miller has made his feeling about Jacobs and the owners abundantly cleaqr during this NHL lockout. I feel like Miller is best suited to be one of six players at the table for these reasons...
Make sure to follow Travis on Twitter!
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...
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
So if you’re the PA, what do you do here?
On the one hand, players have long ago and predictably tired of Bettman -- name-calling and all -- so the opportunity to see him removed from the bargaining room seems like an offer too good to resist.
On the flip side, some people were quick to argue on Twitter Thursday night that the NHL...
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...
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...
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...
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...