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Owners present players with second proposal, will meet again Wednesday

Aug 28, 2012, 4:13 PM EDT

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After the two sides met earlier, they reconvened after a four-hour break that saw Donald and Steve Fehr meet up with some of the players to discuss what went down this morning. What made things special today? The owners presented a new proposal.

Fehr told the media following their 30-minute afternoon session, as Renaud Lavoie of RDS shares, “We got another proposal from the league. Came back today and we want to work on it tonight and in the morning.”

Fehr says the proposal is “different in some respects” but would not clarify what was different. We’ll likely find out later tonight or tomorrow.

The union chief also says he “doesn’t feel better or worse” about it, and “it’s a proposal we intend to respond to.” Take that for what it’s worth.

There will be more players in New York City for tomorrow’s session. Perhaps both sides are starting to buckle down a bit with a September 15 deadline looming before a lockout.

  1. semin28 - Aug 28, 2012 at 4:19 PM

    I will take this, it shows progression

  2. dbarnes79 - Aug 28, 2012 at 4:27 PM

    All I’m saying is you better get it done!!

  3. kiopta1 - Aug 28, 2012 at 4:34 PM

    Hockey helps me get through when football is over.

    • jaybertx - Aug 28, 2012 at 5:28 PM

      That’s funny. Football gives me something to pay attention to until hockey starts!

      • m1lla7 - Aug 28, 2012 at 5:51 PM

        Football is maybe 15 minutes of actually game play and 45 minutes of down time. Hockey is constant action and fighting is aloud. Hockey>football

  4. chiadam - Aug 28, 2012 at 4:56 PM

    January. Maybe. Personally, I don’t care. The fact that it’s even gotten this far disgusts me to no end. Let the amazingly incompetent owners and their pet commissioner murder more games (46 would give Bettman two fulld lost seasons). I’m over it.

  5. orangeandblack67 - Aug 28, 2012 at 6:40 PM

    When will the owners realize that less is better than none. All this talk about the players going over seas makes me think… When was the last time an owner had to shut their company down and could go run some other team. Now I know they have their hands in other things but they need to understand that Bettmen is the Nero of the NHL and if they don’t make a deal and then get rid of him it will eventually burn to the ground.

  6. Eberwizzle - Aug 28, 2012 at 8:50 PM

    Just lock them out and stop the suspense already. They’re not playing in October.

  7. capsrockva - Aug 28, 2012 at 10:25 PM

    Just get the thing done. Now that The skins have released Chris Cooley, I’m almost done w/ football

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