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It’s official: There won’t be any CBA talks today

Sep 15, 2012, 3:09 PM EDT

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If there was hope the NHL and NHLPA would potentially work out a last minute deal, it’s gone now.

The NHL confirmed there won’t be any further discussions between the two sides today. With the current CBA expiring at 11:59 p.m. ET and the owners voting unanimously to lock out the players once it expires, the impasse between both sides becomes reality at midnight.

Katie Strang of ESPN-New York hears from NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly who says, “Neither side is in a position to move off its last proposal.”

Once the lockout begins officially, it’ll mark the league’s third such work stoppage since 1994 and the fourth work stoppage since the players’ strike in 1992.

  1. bensawesomeness - Sep 15, 2012 at 3:19 PM

    I frickin hate this.

  2. bcsteele - Sep 15, 2012 at 3:23 PM

    I’ve supported the players all through out this and do think they should get a little more than what’s on the table…etc, etc, etc…

    …at the end of the day. This blows.FML

  3. capsfan19 - Sep 15, 2012 at 3:29 PM

    So mad… Just so mad

  4. tbbolts91 - Sep 15, 2012 at 3:33 PM

    Words of advice to Gary Bettman- Hire a security guard

  5. creator69 - Sep 15, 2012 at 3:40 PM

    3 lockouts since 94 think it’s time for bettman to go.

  6. muttbolts - Sep 15, 2012 at 3:47 PM

    Down with bettman

    • sharksfanatic - Sep 15, 2012 at 3:59 PM

      and Fehr

      • tatdue - Sep 15, 2012 at 5:06 PM

        @sharksfanatic- you are a douche!

      • johninpa - Sep 15, 2012 at 5:22 PM

        I haven’t followed the talks too closely, but back when the players announced Fehr would be their rep, it worried me. Seems he made a mess of baseball when he represented their players.

      • John - Sep 15, 2012 at 8:24 PM

        I don’t put this on Fehr, he is paid to help the players not the owners. For him to take a massive cut that the owners want the players to take would be stupid.

  7. herbiecane - Sep 15, 2012 at 4:09 PM

    FU, NHL

  8. manchestermiracle - Sep 15, 2012 at 4:12 PM

    Dear NHL:

    Say hello to bankrupt teams. Say hello to relocations. Say hello to contraction. Say hello to contracts with obscure TV providers.

    Say goodbye to the recent trend of increased revenue. Say goodbye, for the foreseeable future, to any chance of becoming relevant as a big-time sport in the U.S. Say goodbye to the casual fan. Say goodbye to hardcore fans tired of your inability to find any stability in your labor issue.


    The sports leagues who will benefit from your short-sighted greed (NFL, NBA, NCAA BB, etc.)

    P.S. You guys are reviving the old stereotype of the big, stupid, toothless goon careening around the ice without clue one. Good work, morons.

    • ghult - Sep 15, 2012 at 5:51 PM

      ‘Say goodbye, for the foreseeable future, to any chance of becoming relevant as a big-time sport in the U.S.’

      IMHO Hockey never had a chance at becoming a big-time sport in the U.S. It is much too regional.

  9. capsrockva - Sep 15, 2012 at 4:23 PM

    I hate this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bettman must go, he obviously does not give a dam about the most important aspect of this whole situation; THE FANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bettman must go as commish. !!!!

  10. dannythebisforbeast - Sep 15, 2012 at 4:28 PM

    I bet if the TV contract didn’t fork upfront cash and stopped payments during a lockout there would be no lockout

  11. spongebobsportspants - Sep 15, 2012 at 4:30 PM

    At the very least… why not keep the league going until at least opening night. Talk until then. No wait, owners wanted a lock out. Saves the southern teams from losing more money. Meanwhile everyone else loses from fans to arena workers and all else who depend on the NHL for business.

  12. spongebobsportspants - Sep 15, 2012 at 4:31 PM

    Hey Bettman, kill yourself.

  13. jimw81 - Sep 15, 2012 at 4:45 PM

    Rotoworld reporting this lockout will go 1 1 1/2yrs

  14. snipedanglecelly13 - Sep 15, 2012 at 5:03 PM

    Bye bye Gary…I BETman is gone after this

  15. John - Sep 15, 2012 at 5:09 PM

    Good job Gary you have managed to be in another lockout because of mostly your bad business decisions. To try to put hockey in the south where pro sports take a back seat to college. I do not feel a bit sorry for any of the ownership that is only trying to screw there employees. Every time I see Bettman spewing out his BS it is embarrassing that I’m a NHL fan with an idiot at the helm. There is no reason that they are not talking non stop. Stop taking advantage of the fans.

  16. csilojohnson - Sep 15, 2012 at 5:15 PM


  17. dan46778 - Sep 15, 2012 at 5:19 PM

    At least the ahl going to be great again…. Maybe the NHL network will show Ahl nightly ?

  18. stevenfbrackett - Sep 15, 2012 at 5:35 PM

    So when are the baseball players scheduled for their lock out? Every other major sport has locked out their players in the past couple of years. Theirs must be coming up soon.

    • atwatercrushesokoye - Sep 15, 2012 at 5:48 PM

      They signed a new CBA before this season, they’re the epitome of labor harmony, who would have thought that after 1994?

  19. websurfer1961 - Sep 15, 2012 at 5:42 PM

    Hockey is done. R.I.P. 09/15/2012 the date hockey died.

  20. buffalo65 - Sep 15, 2012 at 5:58 PM

    Wake me when it’s over. Who’s kidding who. We will all be back cheering when they sign.

  21. flyeredup - Sep 15, 2012 at 6:13 PM

    What happens to the thousands of dollars that the Flyers have of mine?

  22. yourrealitybites - Sep 15, 2012 at 9:39 PM

    Go Bettman. Lock em out. Let em get a real job.

  23. heelbostonfan - Sep 15, 2012 at 10:07 PM

    Gee, I wish I could sign a contract and then decide I’m only going to pay 80 cents on the dollar…

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