Found December 05, 2012 on
Players-Owners Meetings to resume at 9 am this morning... Board Meeting at 11 am...After that? Who knows.
— John Shannon (@JSportsnet) December 5, 2012
As we discussed on TSN last night. New faces help, but progress in negotiations is more based on NHL's flex on contractual rights.
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) December 5, 2012
"Flexibility" was the word most often used by the #NHL reps in yesterdays meetings. Today the #NHLPA will find out what exactly that means.
— Nick Kypreos (@RealKyper) December 5, 2012
BEST OF MAXIM
May as well start a new post and hopefully after both sides return from dinner, we will have another negotiation meeting.
Nick Kypreos of Sportsnet reported the NHL is offering a 10 year CBA deal and Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe stated there is an "out" after 8 years.
Any thoughts on that bit of information or on how you feel the negotiations are progressing...
Monster piece by David Staples:
Former player Nick Kypreos, a Sportsnet broadcaster and staunch supporter of the NHLPA in labour negotations, says NHL commissioner Gary Bettman wants a deal done to end the NHL lockout by Friday.
“Apparently Gary is ready to get a deal done,” Kypreos said. “He wants this thing done Friday. Friday!”
So it's now about two-and-a-half months or so into what should be the 2012-2013 season and there might be, just might be actual progress into NHL CBA negotiations. We know this beause for once there wasn't **** being tossed by one party or another. In fact, we waited longer for Bettman's presser today than the presser actually lasted.