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League and players plan two additional days of meetings

Sep 27, 2012, 2:34 PM EDT

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Starting Friday, the NHL and NHLPA have set aside three days for CBA negotiations, reports Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Deputy commissioner Bill Daly has confirmed the report.

Earlier in the week, it was learned that the league and players would meet Friday in New York to discuss non-core economic issues after failing to substantially close the gap on how to divvy up the league’s hockey-related revenue.

The two additional days is news. And according to Russo, the players are encouraged by it.

Fingers will be crossed that progress is made during this upcoming stretch of negotiations, otherwise it’s possible the two sides may not meet again for some time.

  1. scaarepittschamberofcommerce - Sep 27, 2012 at 2:57 PM

    if they can’t get it done this weekend, which at this.point no one should expect otherwise, they at least better not get each others goats so bad that they can’t meet again. we’re dealing with children here… its really unbeleivable…

  2. ktboston - Sep 27, 2012 at 3:12 PM

    Get it done!!!!!

    • barkar942 - Sep 27, 2012 at 3:34 PM

      It only let’s me give one thumbs up! I wanted to give ten thousand!

  3. nyrangersfan - Sep 27, 2012 at 3:15 PM

    If they don’t get it down within these three meetings, then I’m doubtful there will be a season at all.

  4. kalfut321 - Sep 27, 2012 at 3:18 PM

    Go AHL NHL both sides won’t get this done Gary Beitman is an idiot

  5. jokoneski - Sep 27, 2012 at 3:24 PM

    If there is no NHL this year, can you guys send cameras to one of the other popular leagues so we can see our superstars play? kidding….git-r-done

  6. stangz11 - Sep 27, 2012 at 3:41 PM

    Here’s to hoping that the NHL learned a lesson from the NFL. Just do the deal and save yourselves the embarrassment!

  7. jimw81 - Sep 27, 2012 at 3:43 PM

    Everyday the lockout goes by the case for collusion grows. The comments made by red wings officials open the can of worms.

    • hockeyflow33 - Sep 27, 2012 at 4:30 PM

      The pro leagues have Sherman exemption so teams are allowed to collude with each other

  8. ion4014 - Sep 27, 2012 at 4:57 PM

    Can someone explain to me why they wait weeks in between meetings? Maybe to see if the other side will cave? Hell, sit in a room, lock the door, don’t leave until an agreement is made. At this point I don’t even care what the issues are. I love my hockey, but this sh*t is embarrassing. MLB signed new contracts and we didn’t hear a peep about it. Both sides need to figure this out…or…or…I will smash this tiny dixie cup in anger and throw it rudely into the nearest trash can.

    wow sorry I blew up there. I needed to let it out.

  9. csilojohnson - Sep 27, 2012 at 6:39 PM

    I agree, its a joke these over paid children can’t even work 5 days a week to get a deal done. They call for a lockout then go on vacation whole everyone else suffers. Greed is the driving force in this world. Very sad. Get a deal done! I want hockey! I can’t take much more of the circus two hand touch National Fine League!

  10. sportmentary - Sep 28, 2012 at 12:00 AM

    Does anyone believe that these donkeys will really negotiate in good faith? I don;t trust either side. I sure hope I’m wrong.

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