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CBA negotiations: Not much accomplished today in New York

Oct 11, 2012, 5:07 PM EDT

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The NHL and NHLPA met again today in New York, and to nobody’s real surprise the two sides made no meaningful progress towards negotiating a new CBA that will end the lockout.

Per’s Dan Rosen, union counsel Steve Fehr told reporters that no core economic issues were discussed and that no further meetings are scheduled.

It’s been reported that the players may make another proposal soon, but one wasn’t presented today. The NHLPA continues to maintain the league is free to make its own proposal.

Enjoy the baseball games, everyone.

  1. bcsteele - Oct 11, 2012 at 5:33 PM

    I really hate both sides now. This sucks.

    Can NBC just air the AHL games? I WANT HOCKEY!

  2. xaf605 - Oct 11, 2012 at 5:36 PM

    Screw em all at this point bunch of greedy bastards!

  3. greatminnesotasportsmind - Oct 12, 2012 at 1:38 AM

    Call me crazy, but why don’t both sides make a proposal and split the differences and play some hockey.

  4. aventador12 - Oct 12, 2012 at 4:03 AM

    At this point, it’s just pretty much drama. WHY even bother to have a meeting if “no economic issues” will be discussed or even try to come to an understanding and work out a proposal??? Why? Nothing gets resolved and it just prolongs the lockout. Pointless and a waste of time to say the least. Heck, the mere fact that certain players already left and signed overseas proves to show that they may be, or already lost hope regarding this situation.

  5. florida727 - Oct 12, 2012 at 8:04 AM

    The NHLPA will learn soon enough, just as every other major sports’ Players Association has, that they have ZERO leverage. The owners get their TV revenues whether games are played or not. The owners can also bring up minor league players and fans are always going to be desperate enough to watch just because “it’s hockey”. The players need to realize they are nothing more than employees, and just like in any other business, employees can be fired and replaced.

    • trick9 - Oct 12, 2012 at 8:06 AM

      How is this ”like in any other business”? Please share with us that where do you think they will find those replacement players?

      Sure they can bring some guys from the streets to play, but then players will make long-term deals with KHL and suddenly NHL is nothing anymore.

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