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Watch Bettman, Fehr’s press conferences

Sep 12, 2012, 11:33 PM EDT

If you’ve been reading PHT today, you already know that the union and NHL met on Wednesday, but we still don’t have an agreement. However, if you’re interested in watching NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr’s press conferences, you can do so below.

First up is Bettman’s conference. He said that the player’s came to the league with a proposal, but he didn’t feel that it was significantly different from the one the NHL already rejected:

The NHL did respond by making a proposal to the NHLPA. Fehr said that he still has to study it and he hopes that the NHL will take a closer look at the union’s offer.

Fehr added that he doesn’t see “any reason” why the players should accept an “absolute reduction” in players’ salary. However, they are willing to have their share of hockey-related revenues shrink as league revenues grow:

  1. lordfletcher - Sep 13, 2012 at 12:05 AM

    Man Parros has a stache on him!

    that is a thing of beauty

  2. jimw81 - Sep 13, 2012 at 12:35 AM

    People need start preparing themselves for a very long lockout.This one could end the NHL for good. :(

    • hockeyflow33 - Sep 13, 2012 at 1:17 AM

      Stupid comment

      • lordfletcher - Sep 13, 2012 at 10:46 AM

        lockout most likely wouldn’t go into December if there is one (which it looks like there will be)

        both parties know this needs to be a shortened season at worst, they can’t afford to lose another year of hockey….also guessing NBC’s deal with the NHL is too sweet to pass up for the owners.

  3. jimw81 - Sep 13, 2012 at 12:50 AM

    I’ll add this comment, either side as offer the idea of arbitration. It goes to show league was hell bent on a lockout from beginning and players are trying to settle this the right way.

  4. id4joey - Sep 13, 2012 at 8:42 AM

    End the NHL for you good you say. How so?

  5. hockeyknowledge - Sep 13, 2012 at 8:49 AM

    Even if a lockout is announced there are still up to six days before problems start.

  6. ducksk - Sep 13, 2012 at 9:08 AM

    It’s classic employer vs union vice versa stuff. It’s old school at its worst, I am on the players side, BUT, ditch the union and fend for yourself. Players are scared by union officials telling them they’re getting screwed. I do not believe without the union that owners wouldn’t pay the players all they deserve. They want the best product on the ice and they want to make $ doing it. Who are we to tell tell business owners how much they must spend and how much they can make? It’s anti American. Ditch union and the players will be fine. Bettiman, Fehr and others with their giant egos and pompous self serving attitudes will be irrelevant. Let’s play hockey. No CBA this year and let agents and GM’s solve this thing.

    • tatdue - Sep 13, 2012 at 2:24 PM

      Oh dumbsk I would love to hear where this belief of yours comes from…to what great knowledge of honesty and integrity do you know of that the owners have show in the past? Billionaires don’t become billionaires because of their kindness, or their willingness to pay proper value for anything. The union was created out of necessity to protect the players from the owners who proved that they were far to willing to screw the players over in every way they could to improve their own already bursting bank accounts. In a perfect world I’d love to agree with you but this world is far from perfect…

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