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CBA talks recess, Fehr “has some things to consider”

Nov 9, 2012, 6:23 PM EDT


The CBA talks have broken off, but they might pick up again tonight, according to Canadian Press writer Chris Johnston.

For now, NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr has left to have a conference call with the union’s negotiating and executive committees.

Fehr didn’t offer much insight, but he did say, that the NHLPA “has some things to consider.”

Before you get too excited, Sportsnet’s Michael Grange said that there haven’t been any proposals made by either side today. However, the meeting did cover some significant areas of disagreement like the core economic issues and players’ pensions, according to ESPN’s Katie Strang.

It’s also worth noting that Fehr’s memo to the players after Thursday’s meeting suggested that there was still a lot of work to do.

On top of all that, Minneapolis Star Tribune writer Michael Russo was told that the talks did not end in a good state.

For now, it’s best not to jump to any conclusions. Unless the talks break off completely, it’s too early to give up hope on the 2012-13 campaign and until the two sides agree on a new CBA, it’s too early to rule out the worst case scenario.

  1. mississippimudslinger - Nov 9, 2012 at 6:30 PM

    Even if by miracle there is a season , it’s tainted, there have been thousands upon thousands who have finally recognized what a gong show this sport has become under this current system and regime , the rules suck , too many penalties are called , it’s now designed for the soccer mom and soccer daddy families . I used to enjoy NHL hockey, but not anymore . Once it thought it could actually hang in there with the other top 4 sports, it lost it’s mind . Alot of fans have left and this time they arent coming back .

    • stakex - Nov 9, 2012 at 6:33 PM

      You hate hockey a lot. Thats very clear.

      Yet you seem to be doing nothing but hanging around waiting to comment on stories about it. If you have that much free time to spend on something you hate, you really need a life.

  2. mississippimudslinger - Nov 9, 2012 at 6:36 PM

    Hates a strong word to use, more less I mock and ridicule .. maybe because , uhhh I can . it’s called an open forum and freedom of speech maybe? .. but then again a fool is born everyday … go on fooling yourself that these NHL players really play for you fans and really care what you fans want .

  3. mississippimudslinger - Nov 9, 2012 at 6:38 PM

    Oh and btw it doesnt take me more then a minute out of my day to log on, make a post, read the silly replies ya’ll post , then log off again … and the cycle goes on …

    • mgp1219 - Nov 9, 2012 at 6:50 PM

      you might want to look for a nascar or college fotball blog so you can post things about driving in circled for 5 hours or one of the 437 colege bowl games coming up.

      • mississippimudslinger - Nov 9, 2012 at 7:13 PM

        Two sports that will never have a Lock-out you mean? two sports that the whole world takes seriously in other words …

      • rsl22 - Nov 9, 2012 at 7:31 PM

        Based on his disrespect for punctuation, it’s clear he belongs in the stands at Talladega and not in an ice rink.

        And yea, college football is a great example of fair bargaining…players play for nothing and the conferences, universities, TV networks, beer manufacturers, Nike, Reebok, Under Armour and plenty of other companies bring in hundreds of millions of dollars. Nice.

  4. jimw81 - Nov 9, 2012 at 6:41 PM

    NHL owners got players to take 50-50, but still crying poverty and want more. UnREAL -Adater

    Sources: #NHL perplexed #NHLPA did not inform players they are willing to go 50/50 and “Make Whole” every cent + interest by Year 3 – Russotrib

    sounds like a couple of owners want more $$$$

  5. mississippimudslinger - Nov 9, 2012 at 6:45 PM

    You’d think the players would HAVE to be paid in FULL when they sign the dotted line on any type of contract in any Professional Sport. It’s a joke that this is in question. Im neutral here, not siding with either of them but if my boss tells me he’s paying me 500 bucks to , writes it out on a legalized document signed by both parties, then decides later on when another boss takes over that I wont be getting paid that then that’s illegal by law i suppose.

  6. coreydm80 - Nov 9, 2012 at 7:41 PM

    mississippimudslinger suck a dudes dick

  7. matt8204 - Nov 9, 2012 at 7:48 PM

    Sure he does. What hand to masturbate with tonight. They’re all jerkoffs. Can’t wait until this league folds. Been a long time coming.

  8. xaf605 - Nov 9, 2012 at 8:13 PM

    Sounds to me like players arent fully informed by fehr and his main goal is to try and take down this sport

  9. mississippimudslinger - Nov 9, 2012 at 10:49 PM

    LOL I love how pi$$ed off I’m making some people on here, ya”ll act like you’re actually playing the game itself .. well some of you do…. on xbox that is .. losers lol…

    oh btw Corey we detest queers here in the deep south , sorry to mess up the fantasy you’re having about me

  10. coreydm80 - Nov 9, 2012 at 10:57 PM

    mississippimudslinger- Deep South, that explains it. It’s not your fault then. Say hello to your sister for me😜

  11. blomfeld - Nov 10, 2012 at 12:38 AM

    Take it easy Mudslinger …

    Listen man, it’s “cool” to be different and all, no doubt about that … and there’s no question that some of the posters here are scum … nonetheless, I’d implore you to refrain from using the “machine gun” approach and instead try being a little more selective with your fire by using the “rifle” technique … yes indeed, you should nail these bastards who deserve it “square in the head” ! … but at the same time, you don’t want to “carpet bomb” the entire website … please remember friend that there are a lot of good people here too, besides the scum who deserve what’s coming to them …

    ps: if you’re truly from the South, then that alone says you must be a man of principle and integrity …

  12. capsrockva - Nov 10, 2012 at 9:59 AM

    Just get the deal done please for the fans sake

  13. id4joey - Nov 10, 2012 at 11:02 AM

    missi, We can actually detect some level of intellect from some of your posts. However, we can also detect a child who didn’t get much attention growing up. Probably preferred to get in trouble to gain attention. “LOL I love how pi$$ed off I’m making some people on here” ok! we get it now, but like I said you actually can write intelligently. So, why not stay with the latter? Get over the lack of attention. See a therapist to start with.

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