Found December 02, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
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 to occur Tuesday in New York. While Bettman and Fehr will sit this one out, both sides will have staff members and counsel with them. Ron Burkle (Pittsburgh Penguins), Mark Chipman (Winnipeg Jets), Murray Edwards (Calgary Flames), Jeremy Jacobs (Boston Bruins), Larry Tanenbaum (Toronto Maple Leafs) and Jeff Vinik (Tampa Bay Lightning) will take part in the talks. The players' association didn't immediately say who will attend from its side.

Report- What The Players Want With The Owners Sit-Down

via Mark Everson of the NY Post, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman’s latest idea for this lockout’s end-run around the Players’ Association’s officials — direct talks between an unspecified number of owners, who are professional businessmen, and a number of players, who are professional athletes — could mean an absence of union advice in the talks. The talks would...

Statement From Donald Fehr On Owners/Players Meeting

TORONTO (December 2, 2012): Don Fehr, NHLPA Executive Director issued the following statement this evening regarding a meeting between Owners and Players later this week:  “The NHLPA has agreed to a meeting on Tuesday in New York that should facilitate dialogue between Players and Owners.  Neither the Commissioner nor I will be present, although each side will have a limited...

Short Or Cancelled Season?

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...

Too Few Hockey Notes On A Sunday In December

via Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun, All I want for Christmas (Hanukkah) is Gary Bettman's resignation ... If the Leafs are the only NHL franchise worth $1 billion -- and that tramples the majority of NHL teams -- why aren't the Leafs owners larger figures on the NHL stage?

Grand Rapids Griffins have the right idea about ending the lockout

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...

Steve Burton: A deal to announce soon?

Twitter almost broke last night when WBZ’s Steve Burton announced on TV that there was a deal to be had, and will be signed and announced either today (during the NHL/NHLPA meeting without Gary Bettman or Donald Fehr) or tomorrow: WBZ’s Steve Burton reports that a deal to save the #nhl season could be announced tomorrow or Wednesday – @JoeGiza Burton, who is widely known...

Mike Augello: What Is Fair Value For Luongo?

It’s a pleasant change to discuss a validity of a trade rumor rather than the makeup of the player’s group or the six packs of owners meeting in New York tomorrow afternoon. The face to face meeting is the brainchild of Commissioner Gary Bettman and was done to get around the animosity being directed at him by numerous players and to avoid the owner’s suspicions that...

NHL talks resume with owners, players meeting

NEW YORK (AP) -- NHL owners and players were meeting Tuesday afternoon at a Times Square hotel in an unusual session aimed at kick-starting stalled labor talks. A group of about a half-dozen owners and 18 players got together without two key figures -- Commissioner Gary Bettman and NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr. The hope is some candid, face-to-face talks will result in a...

NHL owners, players set to meet without leaders

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...

Travis Yost: Hoping For a Miracle

Make sure to follow Travis on Twitter! -- After an entire weekend was spent hammering out the details and formatting, the NHL and NHLPA finally agreed to ditch part of their representation and renew discussions on Tuesday in the hope of reaching a new collective bargaining agreement. The plan? Temporarily remove Gary Bettman and Donald Fehr from the equation, and hope that a...
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