Found September 12, 2012 on Fox Sports Arizona:
PLAYERS: Gary BettmanBill Daly
By IRA PODELL AP Sports Writer NEW YORK -- The NHL and the players' association have resumed negotiations in an effort to avoid a lockout this weekend. After not meeting face to face since last Friday, the sides gathered Wednesday at the league office before the NHLPA holds player meetings later Wednesday at a nearby midtown hotel. The NHL board of governors will convene Thursday with Commissioner Gary Bettman, while the union holds a second day of discussions with as many as 250 players. The hastily scheduled negotiating session for Wednesday came just hours after NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said owners and players were both to blame for their failure to reach a new collective bargaining agreement before the current deal expires on Saturday.

Bettman: Another NHL lockout looms

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman maintains the league will lock out players Sunday if a new labor deal isn't reached, and star player Sidney Crosby isn't optimistic the season will start on time. With both sides far apart and little time before the current deal expires at midnight EDT Saturday, the league's board of governors met in New York on Thursday as a group of more...

Bill Daly’s trying to cut a sympathetic managerial figure, and it won’t work

A day after delicately sending a barb toward player agent Ian Walsh that painted all hockey fans expressing their anger at a probable lockout with the same brush, during a conversation with ESPN's Craig Custance... "We understood going into this that the landscape was going to be different with the prevalence of social media. But that fact has not and will not affect...

Bettman says another NHL lockout looms

NEW YORK (AP) -- NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman maintains the league will lock out players Sunday if a new labor deal isn't reached, and star player Sidney Crosby isn't optimistic the season will start on time. With both sides far apart and little time before the current deal expires at midnight EDT Saturday, the league's board of governors met in New York on Thursday...

NHL & commish Bettman make final offer to NHLPA as time winds down

I haven’t written about hockey in a while because like most traumatic events, I’ve been trying to block out the impending lockout. Losing even one game of the Flyers’ season is something that is completely unacceptable to me.  However, the clock is ticking, and time for the NHL and NHLPA to get a deal done is running out… And quickly! Gary Bettman, the NHL commissioner long...

Lock Out Looming

According to an article on ESPN, NHL commissioner, Gary Bettman, received an unanimous vote from the owners to lock out the players if no agreement is in place by the end of Saturday September 15th 2012. If the lock out is to happen it would be the third time in Bettman's reign of commissioner that the league has had a work stoppage. To add to the sorrow, 283 players showed...

Live- Watch The NHL Press Conference

Gary Bettman will be meeting the media after today's BOG meeting. Conference is scheduled to begin at 3:30pm ET. Watch the live stream below... Continue reading "Live- Watch The NHL Press Conference"

NHL, NHLPA exchange offers as talks resume

NEW YORK (AP) -- The NHL made a counterproposal to an offer presented by the players' association and said it would be in effect only until the weekend when the current collective bargaining agreement expires. The players union made its presentation on Wednesday morning, but that was quickly dismissed by Commissioner Gary Bettman, who said it wasn't much different than earlier...

Mailbag: Any chance of the lockout being cancelled?

The Hockey Program mailbag session continues with another question sent by Captain Spaulding (@midtnweather) via Twitter. Spaulding asks, "Is there any chance of a lockout being cancelled?".Gary Bettman, Commissioner of the National Hockey League.Yes there is a chance that the NHL lockout can be lifted. Right now, the current Collective Bargaining Agreement is set to expire...

No talks scheduled in NHL labor impasse

NEW YORK (AP) -- With a lockout drawing ever closer, the NHL and the players' union are in touch with each other after a day of internal meetings. But no new negotiating sessions are scheduled for Friday, one day before Commissioner Gary Bettman has said he will lock out the players. This would be the NHL's fourth work stoppage since 1992. On Thursday night, NHL deputy commissioner...

Sides exchange meaningful proposals Wednesday

After three hours of negotiations, the National Hockey League and National Hockey Players' Association both gave each other proposals Wednesday. The NHLPA gave their proposal to the NHL at the start of the meeting in New York City Wednesday morning. In this proposal, the Union are willing to extend the length of the contract from four years, like their first proposal on August...

Video- Bettman And Fehr After Today’s CBA Meeting

First Gary Bettman (14 minutes) followed by Donald Fehr ( 7 minutes) below.     Continue reading "Video- Bettman And Fehr After Today’s CBA Meeting"

While the NHL is away these kids will still play

Peter Ceresnak (Peterborough Petes) On the day when NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced that there will be yet another lockout; the best response was simple the New York Ranger and New York Islander prospects are still going to keep playing. For all of you who are swearing off hockey because of the NHL/NHLPA nonsense then you don't know what you are going to miss. Thursday...

Revenue split at center of NHL talks

The phrases "hockey-related revenue," "players' share" and "salary rollbacks" dominate the conversations as the NHL heads to a lockout at midnight on Saturday. Most of the words and proposals exchanged by the NHL and the NHL Players' Association center around how to split the league's estimated $3.3 billion annual revenue between the owners...

Forget The NHL?

from Andrew Gross of the Record,  From time to time at Madison Square Garden, I’ve bumped into David Gottlieb, a Rangers’ season-ticket holder since 1997 who bleeds the clichéd blue and whose passion for his team is typical of most die-hard NHL fans. But with the NHL facing a Saturday deadline for its third lockout since 1994 and fourth labor stoppage since 1992...

Greed Takes Over

from Mark Spector of Sportsnet,  They should all be ashamed. The owners, who have let their game come to this, with a lockout every single time the labour contract comes due. And the players, whose absolute greed under former leadership led to their share of the pie being so disproportionate, that nobody I know can answer the following question: Why is it, when baseball...
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