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from Damien Cox of The Spin at the Toronto Star,
There are already hardline owners saying they should shut down the league now, which makes no sense at all. Having spent unwisely during the summer months right up to the expiration of the old CBA, it would be the height of hypocrisy now (again) for the league to turn around and get suddenly impatient with the negotiating process.
Until these CBA squabbles become about more than name-calling and beating down the other guy, we're destined to have this kind of nonsense spoil the atmosphere time after time. One side shows up late, other side says nothing to talk about so why meet, blah-blah, blah-blah. A true statesman on either side has yet to emerge.
This much seems clear. The minute Gary Bettman said he wanted to start play Nov. 2, you knew the NHLPA would never give him that date. So they'll blow through another pseudo-deadline tonight without having faced one another across a bargaining table.
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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,
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...
David Krejci doesn't sound like a huge fan of NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, especially in the midst of the latest NHL lockout.
The Bruins center, who is waiting out the league's most recent lockout (the third in 20 years) in Europe, has fired shots at Bettman. In doing so, Krejci joins the growing list of NHL players who have come out and publicly criticized...
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...
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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...
from David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail,
This is the week we’ll discover if all those people on both sides of the NHL lockout love hockey as much as they promise while holding the game for ransom.
Thursday may be yet another deadline imposed only by NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and the owners as the final day to save a full 82-game season but unlike the Sept. 15 one...
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...
from Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star,
With pressure mounting to get a season-saving deal done, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman secretly allowed owners and general managers to be in contact with players for a 48-hour period last week.
Owners and GMs were afforded a chance to promote Bettman’s proposal of a 50-50 division of hockey related revenue. The window for conversations...
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...
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...
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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...
... 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.