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Fehr hopes to meet again this week (with video)

Oct 2, 2012, 3:40 PM EDT

Donald Fehr AP

Even after today’s discouraging CBA talks between the NHL and NHLPA, Donald Fehr is hopeful negotiations can continue later this week (via Dan Rosen of

The union’s executive director also said he plans to speak with league commissioner Gary Bettman today or tomorrow.

So at the very least the two sides haven’t run to their rooms and slammed the doors shut.

Unfortunately, no amount of face-to-face time can guarantee progress. The NHL has said over and over that the players need to compromise – at this point, it’s practically begging the PA to present another proposal.

Meanwhile, the union has said there’s nothing keeping the league from presenting its own new proposal.

Anyway, here’s video of Fehr’s press conference, starting with the possibility of using mediation to help bring the sides together:

  1. cweez2 - Oct 2, 2012 at 4:38 PM

    Meet this week? How about you meet after dinner? Better thought, order in pizza and get your butts back to the table.

  2. blomfeld - Oct 2, 2012 at 5:36 PM


    In virtually every picture now, Fehr looks more like a “stunned deer in the headlights” than the Executive Director of the NHLPA. What’s up with that ? Perhaps one of the Fehr lovers could kindly provide us with some elucidation ? :)

    In all seriousness though, the players are going to be in for one rough ride, if now all this clown can come up with is … “we’re hopeful negotiations can continue later this week”. What kind of a joke is that ? Can’t the idiot get a little creative and do some thinking with his own brain ? … “no kidding” he wants to bring in a mediator to do all the work for him ! Say what you will about Bettman, but at least he carries himself with resolve and conviction, regardless of whether you agree with his views. Fehr on the other hand is now looking more like “frightened cattle” himself with each passing day !

  3. leeeroooyjeeenkiiins - Oct 2, 2012 at 5:50 PM

    What is it with this might meet in a couple days nonsense? Lock these clowns in a room and only feed them when actual progress is made.

  4. csilojohnson - Oct 2, 2012 at 8:38 PM

    Sounds like congress. Overpaid, underworked, entitled aholes.

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