Found October 24, 2012 on
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 collective bargaining agreement wasn't reached by this Thursday, it would be impossible for a full regular-season schedule to be played.
No talks have been scheduled, and no last-minute discussions seem to be on tap.
"I don't anticipate any taking place for the balance of the week," Daly said in an email Tuesday night. "The union has rejected the proposal we made last Tuesday and is not offering another one. We see nothing to be gained at this point by meeting just to meet."
Following a call for the union's executive board Tuesday night, the players associ...
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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 New York,
With Thursday's deadline looming and a full 82-game season hanging in the balance, the NHL and NHLPA have not made any plans to meet again following last week's proposal-swapping debacle.
Although one source with knowledge of negotiations told ESPNNewYork.com that talks are likely to resume at some point this week, no meeting...
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...
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What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object? The National Hockey League is finally providing an answer to this classic paradox.
The answer, it appears, is nothing. CBA negotiations have now reached the third-week of October, and more hazardously, have inched closer to Gary Bettman and Bill Daly's October 25th...
from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,
While some media are speculating bargaining could resume Wednesday in New York, deputy commissioner Bill Daly told QMI Agency in an e-mail the NHL is willing to negotiate only on the offer it made the union last Tuesday.
"We have a proposal on the table," Daly wrote Monday. "If, and when, the (union wants) to bargain...
Funny I seem to recall that Gary Bettman back in April had ruled the Barclay Center out as a future home for the New York Islanders. Why the NHL Commissioner said at the time that he did not believe that the Islander fans would follow the team from Uniondale to Brooklyn.
Never mind that the Barclay Center is served by 11 different NYC subway lines, the LIRR...
from Dan Oldfield at CBC,
So it's hard to see any compelling reason for this to continue. Other than stubbornness.
That will be overcome, but the question is when.
Maybe this week? Maybe next? Or in a month?
After that, the deal should come together fairly quickly — in a matter of days. I see it happening like this:
Steve Fehr and Bill Daly come...
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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...
The NHL lockout has forced the cancellation of all games through the end of November.
The NHL announced Friday that 326 regular-season games from Oct. 11 through Nov. 30 were lost - more than 26.5 percent of the schedule. The news came one day after a league-imposed deadline passed for a deal with the players' association that would allow for a full season.
Every once in a while you hit a point where you have a lot of thoughts and none of them are really connected. That's what's in my head right now, a bunch of hockey things with no real relation to each other.
- does the NHLPA need to step out and break some silence and draw their line in the sand now? Gary Bettman and his PR crew could not mess things up anymore is this...
âMy wife tells my kids if you donât have anything nice to say, donât say it.â Those were the words of one Martin St. Louis directed towards NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. Itâs not hard to see that many of the National Hockey League Playersâ Associationâs 750-plus members are very upset with the current state of things. On the one hand, itâs...
... 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.