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PHT Morning Skate: Where the fact that there’s no CBA meetings scheduled is barely even news

Oct 21, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

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PHT’s Morning Skate takes a look around the world of hockey to see what’s happening and what we’ll be talking about around the NHL world and beyond.

The Toronto Maple Leafs seek out prospects that play active leadership roles for their junior or NCAA clubs. (Toronto Star)

NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly and the NHLPA’s Steve Fehr did talk on Saturday. The bad news is that they didn’t schedule any further face-to-face meetings and given that the NHL campaign supposedly needs to start by Nov. 2 to preserve an 82-game season…that’s very bad news. Sadly, it’s also in no way surprising, given how their last meeting ended. (Sportsnet)

But if you want a more positive spin on the current state of the CBA talks, some labor experts see the end of the lockout in sight. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

Meanwhile, Sabres prospect Marcus Foligno got four points in the AHL Rochester Americans’ wild 8-7 victory over the Hershey Bears. Cody Hodgson also played a big role with three assists. (AHL.com)

Oilers GM Steve Tambellini thinks Olivier Roy “has the potential to be a No.1 NHL goalie.” (Edmonton Journal)

  1. id4joey - Oct 21, 2012 at 9:29 AM

    Expect the NHL to make another proposal. They will make it just sweet enough to bring the PA to the table, and they will time it to put pressure on the PA to save the 82 game season. Do not underestimate the power players that are Jacobs, Snider and the rest of the ownership team.

  2. id4joey - Oct 21, 2012 at 10:04 AM

    There will be a season this year. Here’s why I think so; 1) both sides are closer than they say they are. Players are talking 50/50 split 2) a cancelled season would result in too much loss revenues for both sides 3) the game was broken in 04/05 lockout 4) 240 players didn’t play another game in NHL after the 04/05 lockout 5) the union has a responsibility to make sure this doesn’t happen again

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