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Fehr: Next “economic negotiating session” scheduled for August 22

Aug 15, 2012, 5:39 PM EDT

Donald Fehr AP

Considering the notion that the NHL and its players are worlds apart when it comes to CBA talks, some might be disappointed that Donald Fehr told Dan Rosen the next “economic negotiating session” won’t take place until Aug. 22.

That doesn’t necessarily mean that the two sides refuse to speak until then.

Fehr said that he’ll speak with Gary Bettman via phone while traveling to “Chicago and Kelowna” to update the players association.

Rosen reports that the NHLPA will hold a “sub-committee meeting” as well on Thursday.

In other words, the two sides are likely to continue working on things, but we might not hear many updates until next week.

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  1. getadealdonealready - Aug 15, 2012 at 7:03 PM

    As a lifelong hockey fan I hope these two sides can learn what both the NBA and NFL understand. It’s not good business to miss regular season action. How many times do we have to go through missing NHL action, your fan base is already small, please figure it out and get a deal done already!!!!!!!!!

  2. dbarnes79 - Aug 15, 2012 at 7:16 PM

    Why would they wait a whole week to meet again if they are far apart?

  3. id4joey - Aug 15, 2012 at 9:41 PM

    Why wait you ask? Because the owners couldn’t care less that we the fans are the real hostages. Money talks and the rich boys are playing with their rich toys.

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