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Fehr says CBA meeting covered “day-to-day working conditions”

Jul 13, 2012, 9:24 PM EDT

Donald Fehr AP

The NHL and NHLPA engaged in their fifth meeting regarding a new CBA on Friday, discussing various items for more than four hours according to’s  Adam Kimmelman. For the most part, Gary Bettman and Donald Fehr stuck to previous descriptions of a “business-like” process, although Fehr did provide a bit more detail.

“There were a variety of topics discussed — both economic and not central economic — having to do with day-to-day working conditions,” Fehr said. “I think it’s fair to say we had a good and a frank exchange of views.”

The CBA expires on Sept. 15, so the two sides have a lot of work to do in the next couple months. They’re not divulging many details, but one wonders if the “gloves might come off” as training camp/the regular season approaches.

Here’s some quick video from the proceedings, also via

  1. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jul 14, 2012 at 7:33 AM

    Two men, three work stoppages, 1/4 of a brain.

    Who else is starting to get a bit worried?

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