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Fehr brothers, Bettman, Daly to meet prior to larger CBA talks

Oct 9, 2012, 6:50 PM EDT

Gary Bettman; Bill Daly AP

The CBA negotiations will resume tomorrow, but NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, deputy commissioner Bill Daly, NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr, and the union’s Steve Fehr will meet prior to the start of the main negotiations, according to RDS’ Renaud P Lavoie.

The downside is that the core economic issues are still not on the table.

The NHL season was supposed to start on Thursday, but that obviously won’t happen as the first two weeks of the regular season have already been scrapped.

On top of that, Donald Fehr warned that the players might put the salary cap itself on the table if the lockout drags on. Such a move would likely be seen as a non-starter for from the league’s perspective and likely lengthen the lockout.

The two sides are also expected to meet in New York on Thursday for further CBA negotiations.

  1. sjsharks66 - Oct 9, 2012 at 7:20 PM

    Looks like players are having too good of a time overseas if they are willing to throw something on the table that will pretty much make the lockout last all season.

  2. lammy5555 - Oct 9, 2012 at 8:04 PM

    I can’t wait for the day major sponsors of the NHL start pulling their money and place it into other “companies”. Only then will the NHL and NHLPA start negotiating seriously…

  3. jernster21 - Oct 9, 2012 at 8:08 PM

    I bet that picture was taken right after they canceled the first 2 weeks of the season.

  4. bekay19 - Oct 9, 2012 at 8:17 PM

    Watching Chara and Ovechkin play makes you wonder if a deal is not in place in the next 2/3 weeks and more elite talent moves to Eurpoe, that players will be content with a lockout and another season will be lost. depressing

  5. acieu - Oct 9, 2012 at 8:24 PM

    Please teach the money grubbing players a lesson. Keep them locked out. Only about 150 will act as traitors to their union and go overseas. The rest will starve as their cushy jobs disappear.

  6. bcjim - Oct 9, 2012 at 10:33 PM

    really depressing. that khl game was a slow motion snooze fest. I can’t watch that for long.

    • blomfeld - Oct 10, 2012 at 1:16 AM

      bcjim – a word of advice friend … do yourself a favor and don’t watch that “radioactive” garbage ! … if you don’t believe me, then check out what Tiger thinks about the KHL …

  7. valoisvipers - Oct 10, 2012 at 9:52 AM

    Hey Blomfeld Thanks for all your videos, they are refreshing and amusing as are your posts.

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