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Fehr on contract issues: “I don’t see a path to an agreement here”

Nov 11, 2012, 4:19 PM EDT

Donald Fehr AP

After saying recently that the two sides weren’t far apart, NHLPA Executive Director Donald Fehr brought the mood down after today’s round of bargaining.

The two sides spent their hour of negotiations discussing contracting issues. Afterwards, Fehr told reporters, “I don’t see a path to an agreement here.”

When it comes to the next round of meetings for the two sides, Fehr seemed positive they’d meet again in the near future saying he “suspects it won’t be too long” before they get together again.

It’s not all terribly negative, however, as NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly tells Renaud Lavoie of RDS, “PA give us 17 issues on players contract last week. We have a deal, or made progress on 14 of them.”

Progress is being made in some areas but just not enough to get things settled.

  1. coreydm80 - Nov 11, 2012 at 4:58 PM

    So much for that

  2. tbbolts91 - Nov 11, 2012 at 5:17 PM

    Whenever I went to a lightning game, I always got the same lady that checked my tickets and directed me to my seat. I got to know her some, and she said working at the games was her second job. She mustn’t be working at the Forum now cause there aren’t any games. I guess the point I’m trying to make is it’s not Gary Bettman that’s suffering, it’s not Daly, it’s not the Fehr brothers, and it’s not the players. It’s people like her (the workers) that are loyal to the organization and end up getting screwed over by it. I just hope they get a deal worked out. It’ll take huge weights off everyone’s shoulders.

    • mmcneels81 - Nov 11, 2012 at 5:25 PM

      And you think any of them care?

      • tbbolts91 - Nov 11, 2012 at 6:02 PM

        I think I made it clear it’s not their top priority

  3. goodellisruiningtheleague - Nov 11, 2012 at 10:24 PM

    Please bring back hockey already! It’s getting old watching basketball just waiting for the Lakers, Heat and Celtics to meet in the playoffs

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