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Sunday’s CBA talks conclude without another meeting scheduled

Sep 30, 2012, 5:04 PM EDT


The players’ union and NHL met for about five hours in their third consecutive day of CBA negotiations. Unfortunately, despite earlier speculation to the contrary, Renaud P Lavoie is reporting that there will not be a meeting Monday.

The silver lining is, as Ian Mendes put it, that the talks have not broken off. Both sides will have some internal discussions and then another meeting might take place as early as Tuesday.

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and NHLPA boss Donald Fehr did not participate in Sunday’s meetings.

“I think that really demonstrates…the nature of the issues’ being discussed now,” NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said, according to Katie Strang.

Steve Fehr said that the two sides discussed CBA legal issues and safety issues, but the subject of hockey-related revenues wasn’t raised.

The NHL regular season is scheduled to begin on Oct. 11, but obviously that start date is in serious jeopardy.

  1. kalfut321 - Sep 30, 2012 at 5:40 PM

    Fire Bettman

  2. jokoneski - Sep 30, 2012 at 6:06 PM

    Fire Fehr.

  3. dlk75150 - Sep 30, 2012 at 7:15 PM

    They need to be locked in a room 24/7 until this bs is resolved! This is just screw the fans as far as I’m concerned.

  4. nhstateline - Sep 30, 2012 at 7:16 PM

    fire both of them, figure out how to move the money losing teams to markets in the North that can support them and solve the entire problem. Bye bye Miami bye bye Phoenix, hello profitability.

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