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Bill Daly says CBA talks will resume in the “relatively near future”

Nov 2, 2012, 11:38 AM EDT

Gary Bettman; Bill Daly AP

CBA negotiations between the NHL and NHLPA are expected to resume in the “relatively near future,” deputy commissioner Bill Daly told the Canadian Press on Friday.

Where, when, and what exactly will be discussed isn’t clear.

The two sides last met on Oct. 18 when the league quickly rejected three union proposals, leading commissioner Gary Bettman to call the day a “step backward.”

On Tuesday, it was reported that Daly and NHLPA special counsel Steve Fehr “talked extensively” on the phone. It’s possible future talks could include just those two in the room, according to the Canadian Press.

The players have reportedly been pushing union leadership to get back to the bargaining table.

According to TSN’s Bob McKenzie, the NHL is still expected to cancel the Winter Classic later today (despite reports to the contrary).

Regular-season games have already been scratched through November.

  1. aventador12 - Nov 2, 2012 at 11:56 AM

    “relatively near future”? Really? No sense in urgency whatsoever. Baloney, to say the least.

    • mpg44 - Nov 2, 2012 at 4:24 PM

      I say the both of them can go f$ck themselves!!

  2. millertime30 - Nov 2, 2012 at 12:06 PM


    Tell us when you’re doing something productive..

  3. manchestermiracle - Nov 2, 2012 at 12:19 PM

    Gosh, it sure is good to see both sides with such a sense of urgency in getting their product back on the ice. Not. I’ve seen rivals in business and politics talk out of both sides of their respective mouths, but never at the same time. Bye-bye, boneheads….

  4. chrisvegas - Nov 2, 2012 at 12:31 PM

    Just get it done you losers! How hard is it to sit down and meet half way?

  5. raiderufan - Nov 2, 2012 at 1:19 PM

    I often wonder if these types of issues would be better served by them showing up in sneakers and a pair of jeans with a 6 pack in hand? It’s like all these suits and titles and all around BS completely overshadow the fact that at some point a deal will be struck and that at some point they’ll all make concessions…they act more like my 3 y/o when she wants something she can’t have than a group of men with a goal that needs to be met. It’s quite pathetic.

  6. steelers88 - Nov 2, 2012 at 3:27 PM

    It’s not like were losing a season here. Don’t worry take your time.

  7. flyeredup - Nov 2, 2012 at 4:37 PM

    Please cancel 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 seasons. It doesn’t matter if you play, I won’t watch.

  8. id4joey - Nov 2, 2012 at 6:04 PM

    flyerdup, c ya.

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