Found November 06, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
from Mark Spector of Sportsnet, It is easy to identify the hawks around the owners' table. Some, like Boston's Jeremy Jacobs, makes all kinds if money yet simply smell more from a better Collective Bargaining Agreement. Others, like (insert name of Sunbelt team here) are losing so much dough, they not only require a better CBA, but they're saving money by not playing hockey. The doves, on the other hand, are not so easy to spot. First, there are precious few of them. Second, the sooner an antsy NHL owner jumps at an NHLPA proposal, the more it will cost his team in revenue sharing. So why be in a hurry? Third, the better the deal for the owners, the more the junior franchises like Nashville and Carolina will be worth. That makes the Philadelphias, Detroits and New York Rangers worth even more as well. Said one Western Conference source: "The guys that are in trouble, the guys who need the revenue sharing, they don't want to take revenue from...

A step in the right direction: Progress

Well yesterday sure was interesting. The NHL and NHLPA met at an undisclosed location at 3pm EST, and didn’t emerge until 10:15pm. For those keeping track that’s seven hours of negotiating in one day, which is about as much time spent as all other days combined. Fascinating. It’s amazing what pressure can do. And make no mistake, there is now pressure on the NHL to get something...

In What Lockout Camp Do The Senators Stand?

(The Senators actual salary outlay vs the cap floor and ceiling) Elliotte Friedman is joining Graeme on the podcast tonight, which is timely as it just so happens last week's 30 Thoughts touched on something I'd been meaning to write about: "The commish has three groups of owners: the ones who want to play; the ones in the middle, including Tampa and Nashville...
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