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With time running out, Daly says sides “remain a long way apart”

Sep 9, 2012, 5:28 PM EDT

Bill Daly Getty Images

The NHL and players’ union had two informal meetings on Friday, but it’s becoming increasingly clear that, as Zenon Konopka recently conceded, there hasn’t been a breakthrough.

“Needless to say, we remain a long way apart,” NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said, according to Chris Botta.

At the moment, it’s not clear when the NHL and players’ union will meet next, but the current CBA will expire on Saturday. If the two sides can not reach an agreement before that happens, then the NHL will presumably lock out the players.

“We need to hear again from the Players’ Association before this can move forward,” Daly told SportsBusiness Journal and Daily.


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  1. xaf605 - Sep 9, 2012 at 5:50 PM

    Life goes on at least we got football!

    • capsrockva - Sep 9, 2012 at 7:37 PM

      then go to and stay off a hockey blog

  2. davidsmj22 - Sep 9, 2012 at 5:59 PM

    Football is nice but it doesnt replace hockey

  3. capsrockva - Sep 9, 2012 at 6:19 PM

    Just lock the NHLPA & the owners in a dam room until the seal gets done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • revansrevenant - Sep 9, 2012 at 6:24 PM

      You aren’t the first to have that idea. I’m pretty certain that it qualifies as kidnapping and unlawful imprisonment at the very least, though.

      • capsrockva - Sep 9, 2012 at 7:37 PM

        I know that, I just want the dam deal done

  4. spongebobsportspants - Sep 9, 2012 at 6:47 PM

    Boy he looks like an arrogant SOB in that photo doesn’t he?

    • freneticgarfieldfan - Sep 10, 2012 at 5:52 AM

      or like the bodyguard of the “Capo di tutti capi” maybe? 😉

      • paperkid96 - Sep 10, 2012 at 7:25 AM

        Looks a lot like the security guard from Jerry Springer a while back.

  5. buffalomafia - Sep 9, 2012 at 6:50 PM

    Fire Betteman! Now!

  6. spongebobsportspants - Sep 9, 2012 at 7:26 PM

    I’m going to post this a few times; I believe the owners don’t care much about the fans they have. They care more about the fans they can draw after baseball is over with a November start. Better yet, football fans with a January start. A late start saves them money and gives them an opportunity to gain new fans. Us all weather fans are treated like doormats.

    • capsrockva - Sep 9, 2012 at 7:35 PM

      Hockey will lose the fans that recently have gravitated to the sport if there is a lockout. For me I will watch foot ball but, I like hockey so much more

  7. xaf605 - Sep 9, 2012 at 8:12 PM

    It replaces it for the time being

  8. websurfer1961 - Sep 10, 2012 at 11:28 PM

    Once again the fans who by the way pays their salaries gets screwed, this time by the owners.

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