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Next CBA meetings will indeed take place Thursday

Oct 16, 2012, 10:14 PM EDT

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While there were rumblings earlier tonight, Ottawa Sun reporter Bruce Garrioch confirmed that the next set of CBA meetings will take place on Thursday.

To some that might be a frustrating hesitation since Oct. 25 represents the likely deadline to preserve an 82-game season, but ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun explains that the NHLPA hopes to clarify a “number of points” over the phone on Wednesday.

If you want an idea of what those points might be, TSN’s Aaron Ward provides further details in a series of Tweets:

As Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Steve Montador points out, there’s still some work to do. It’s not particularly surprising that the NHLPA might want some extra time to examine the offer and develop a counter-point.

Either way, the onus is on the players association and if TSN’s Bob McKenzie is correct, the next week-plus of negotiations could represent a real “roller coaster” of haggling.

Catch up on the CBA specifics below.

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  1. redwingsfan999 - Oct 16, 2012 at 10:21 PM

    Come on just agree on a deal

  2. ewoods6 - Oct 17, 2012 at 8:31 AM

    Posturing should be way done by now eh??

    SIGN IT!!!

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