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CBA meetings conclude tonight; more talks scheduled tomorrow

Nov 7, 2012, 9:21 PM EST

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Tonight’s meeting between the NHL and players’ union have concluded and as Pierre LeBrun from ESPN.com notes, more talks are on tap for tomorrow. Neither the league nor the NHLPA spoke with the media following tonight’s discussions.

Tonight was supposed to be when the two sides dug in to discuss the league’s “make whole” provision and that was touched upon briefly before things wrapped for the evening. The bulk of tonight’s five and a half hour meeting centered around revenue sharing.

As LeBrun notes, it’s expected the two sides will discuss more of the “make whole” concept as well as more on revenue sharing. TVA’s Louis Jean also says player contracting will be on the docket as well.

If you’re looking for a bright side here, the two sides have met for around 13 hours to try and get things patched together. That much talking without either side posturing for the media would presumably be a good thing.

Earlier tonight, the New York Post’s Larry Brooks revealed some of what the NHL may be looking to do to try and get an agreement including not fighting for contract term limits, amnesty buyouts, and assuming all of the cost for their “make whole” idea.

  1. schlitzy - Nov 7, 2012 at 9:51 PM

    meeting on consecutive days for long hours while remaining silent to the press and not trying to gain public favor…this should have started months ago!

    • kellyb9 - Nov 8, 2012 at 9:17 AM

      Kind of makes you wonder what they were doing all summer.

  2. monsterhockey - Nov 7, 2012 at 10:23 PM

    Yeah, what a concept! Hopefully they can keep this up and actually get this done.

  3. thedavesiknowiknow - Nov 7, 2012 at 10:30 PM

  4. LoyalFan34yrsGoKings - Nov 7, 2012 at 10:51 PM

    “PLEASE DROP THE PUCK! PLEASE DROP THE PUCK! …
    KINGS GOT THE CUP!”

  5. LoyalFan34yrsGoKings - Nov 7, 2012 at 10:52 PM

    Come on Dave, say something man.

  6. mmchugh619 - Nov 8, 2012 at 12:32 PM

    Wait, you mean if we stay in a room together for more then 30 minutes, we can actually discuss things, and possibly move towards ending the lockout? What a concept, why didn’t we do this months ago? Oh, that’s right, Gary hasn’t been here.

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