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Fingers crossed: CBA talks resume in New York

Nov 6, 2012, 10:59 AM EDT

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Tuesday afternoon in New York, the NHL and NHLPA will kick off the latest stretch of CBA negotiations. The talks will be held at an undisclosed location, apparently to keep the media at bay.

According to the Canadian Press, only the union has committed to providing an update at the end of the day.

Late last week, it was reported the league was willing to fund part or all of the so-called “make whole” provision that would allow current contracts to be paid in full, even under a 50-50 share of revenue.

The players are eager to hear more details on the “make whole” clause; however, there’s a good amount of skepticism that it will lead to a deal.

Other issues include caps on contract lengths and limits on free agency.

Related: Was canceling the Winter Classic what CBA negotiations needed?

  1. capsrockva - Nov 6, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    get the deal done for the fans sake

  2. dan46778 - Nov 6, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    Who cares now support ur local Ahl or minor league hockey team

    • ibieiniid - Nov 6, 2012 at 2:58 PM

      lol. look at the comment above. as it stands right now it’s 6-thumbs up, 32-thumbs down. I’ll GUARANTEE that a good amount of those 32 are people who just last week were also writing off the NHL, saying you’d never go back. but now, with a glimmer of hope, you’re once again “best fans in the world.”

  3. sippindasyzurp - Nov 6, 2012 at 11:41 AM

    It would be nice if both sides just kept quiet throughout this process now…

    You know if the NHLPA gives an update, it will be Don Fehr running his mouth about how far off everything is and that there still “waiting to negotiate”…

    How about the more silence the better? Just keep going until it’s done, instead of all this rhetoric, which just puts more gasoline into the fire.

  4. kalfut321 - Nov 6, 2012 at 12:02 PM

    Support youth,high school. College and minor league hockey the heck with NHL

    • blomfeld - Nov 6, 2012 at 6:05 PM

      good-bye friend and God speed …

  5. chrisvegas - Nov 6, 2012 at 12:16 PM

    Come on boys get a deal done! I’m getting tired of arguing about the lockout…

    • tatdue - Nov 6, 2012 at 12:27 PM

      I’m with you on that one…..

  6. bhawksrule - Nov 6, 2012 at 12:27 PM

    I swear if we hear some bs later today like “very far apart still” or “not speaking same language still” im gona throw up

  7. augsburg12 - Nov 6, 2012 at 1:06 PM

    NHL …. Ice hockey right

  8. steelers88 - Nov 6, 2012 at 3:21 PM

    I know a deal won’t get done cancel the season.

    • blomfeld - Nov 6, 2012 at 6:02 PM

      then good-bye friend and God speed …

  9. philly4lyfe - Nov 6, 2012 at 3:37 PM

    agreed, its not going to happen, so just cancel it now.

    first time ive ever agreed with a pitt fan. i feel so dirty.

    • blomfeld - Nov 6, 2012 at 6:03 PM

      and good-bye to you too friend … take care

  10. bhawksrule - Nov 6, 2012 at 6:59 PM

    No update in awhile, good sign or bad?

  11. LoyalFan34yrsGoKings - Nov 6, 2012 at 10:18 PM

    Who did you vote for? Who cares! I wanna know what came of the talks today! How could anyone vote at stressful times like this? :)

  12. LoyalFan34yrsGoKings - Nov 6, 2012 at 10:21 PM

    God willing, the season will be saved.

    • id4joey - Nov 6, 2012 at 10:48 PM

      Hmmm! And why would god be willing for the season to be saved? is god a hockey fan?

  13. LoyalFan34yrsGoKings - Nov 6, 2012 at 11:43 PM

    Well, ya!

  14. id4joey - Nov 7, 2012 at 12:05 AM

    Lol! And he’s a kings fan. Yes?

    • blomfeld - Nov 7, 2012 at 1:49 AM

      Yes ! … our glorious LA Kings victory this past June was equally a result of providence, as it was a result of unwavering ardor and determination !

  15. LoyalFan34yrsGoKings - Nov 7, 2012 at 1:41 AM

    He? How do u know gods a he?

  16. LoyalFan34yrsGoKings - Nov 8, 2012 at 12:40 AM

    It’s called GRIT

  17. id4joey - Nov 8, 2012 at 6:38 AM

    he, she, it, whatever. i don’t care much about a man made fraud by which people live their lives. move on.

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