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Today’s initial labor meeting a short one, but aren’t through today

Aug 28, 2012, 12:31 PM EDT

Donald Fehr; NHLPA AP

Today’s bargaining session in New York City between the NHL and NHLPA proved to be a short one, but it won’t be the only one.

The two sides met for approximately 45 minutes and NHLPA Executive Director Donald Fehr, along with his brother Steve, left the meeting. As Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review shares, they’re not done for the day yet.

“We’ll have to go back and talk to our players about what we discussed,” Fehr said.

It’s believed the two sides will reconvene later this afternoon and continue discussions. It’s unknown whether either side presented a new offer. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly are there representing for the owners.

  1. jernster21 - Aug 28, 2012 at 12:37 PM

    I’m all about reporting the “news” if there’s something new to actually report. I couldn’t care less how long they met without any details of what they actually discussed. You guys already posted an article about there being a meeting scheduled for today, and you’re basically just posting that it occurred. Maybe post something when it actually has substance please.

    • scionofflame - Aug 28, 2012 at 1:41 PM

      WHAT ELSE IS THERE TO REPORT. Seriously, they have to do SOMETHING and there’s not really much else going on, is there? Perhaps one of the PHT staff could follow Ilya Bryzgalov around, hoping he says something funny?

      If you don’t want to read the CBA update stories, then don’t bloody read it.

      • jernster21 - Aug 28, 2012 at 1:45 PM

        The point is THERE’S NOTHING TO REPORT SO DON’T WRITE ANYTHING UNTIL THERE IS. If you don’t like my opinion, don’t comment on it.

      • sheckyrimshot - Aug 28, 2012 at 2:38 PM

        haha, what? you say don’t write anything thats not worth reporting and nobody can comment on your opinion if they dont like it, despite the fact that you found an article that you didn’t like and were the first to comment on it?


      • jernster21 - Aug 28, 2012 at 3:12 PM

        Yes, forgive me for wanting to hear something new about stories that they like to beat like a dead horse. Phoenix still doesn’t have an owner? Shane Doan still hasn’t signed? There’s a CBA meeting and they broke because someone had to take a crap after drinking too much coffee? All very enlightening, especially the first time I read them, not the 11ty billionth time. How about these stories instead: Jameson group finally purchases the Coyotes! Shane Doan resigns with Phoenix for two years after a dramatic off season of unrestricted free agency! NHL/NHLPA finally come to an agreement, game on in October! I guess I’ll have to wait and look forward to those and skip past the filler articles that provide nothing useful. Problem is, I fully expect to read about those unbroken stories numerous times too. ie: Hey guys, as reported last week, Shane Doan signed a new contract in case you guys forgot! Cool.

    • Joe Yerdon - Aug 28, 2012 at 1:44 PM

      Just because the players might be locked out doesn’t mean we’re locked out from passing on information. Sorry if that’s a bummer for you.

      • jernster21 - Aug 28, 2012 at 1:46 PM

        Last I checked a lockout wouldn’t occur till September 15th so actually, they aren’t locked out. Thanks for the information Joe!

      • miketoasty - Aug 28, 2012 at 2:52 PM

        That’s why he said “Might be”.

  2. orangeandblack67 - Aug 28, 2012 at 1:00 PM

    Wow… That’s kinda harsh. We all would love a little more insight but if they, meaning Fehr and Bettmen are not talking to the media the media can’t talk to the fans.

  3. hockeyflow33 - Aug 28, 2012 at 1:32 PM

    Maybe it’s because they’re so close?

    • paledevil - Aug 28, 2012 at 4:06 PM

      Honestly with all the blah blah blahs wait and see applies…

  4. sjsharks66 - Aug 28, 2012 at 2:23 PM

    This could be good. They have a short meeting and come to a slight agreement. Then they take it to the players and owners and see their take on it. Maybe this will be the last meeting before we find out that there WILL be a season.

    • freneticgarfieldfan - Aug 28, 2012 at 2:39 PM

      Fehr has to talk to the players – so they’re chewing on some cuts.
      Bettman doesn’t have to consult the owners – they currently seem to be in the driver’s seat…

      • jimw81 - Aug 28, 2012 at 2:41 PM

        owners in driver’s seat? they been a back seat passenger since they made the first offer and Bettman’s stupid comments calling fans “doormats”.

  5. jimw81 - Aug 28, 2012 at 2:34 PM

    it’s one of three things a) big market teams hijacked negotiations and told small market teams and bettman to shut up and ask fehr’s if his proposal is still on the table, b) owners came down after Bettman’s fans are a “doormat” statement or c) they actually counter with a legit offer….this is apart of the negotiations

  6. paledevil - Aug 28, 2012 at 4:12 PM

    Nice for the commish to make statements that have sadomasochistic overtones

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