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CBA update: Sides spoke, but nothing formal scheduled

Nov 13, 2012, 6:00 PM EDT

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Following an increasingly bitter weekend and Monday’s Hall of Fame ceremony, the NHL and NHLPA spoke briefly but didn’t plan a new round of formal talks on Tuesday, according to ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun.

These types of updates probably seem like a broken record at this point, but one must take the threat of losing December’s games seriously soon.

The often-mentioned vision of a Dec. 1 start could provide at least a loose deadline for the talks.

Bergen Record reporter Tom Gulitti believes that the two sides will “take another run” at a deal after short break, which would be needed since he also thinks that the sides need to wrap things up at the end of next week to start on Dec. 1.

In the mean time, it appears players will continue to flood overseas leagues and/or occasionally pontificate about this dour situation.


Mark Recchi tells players to “think like businessmen”

Is it time for a mediator?

Bill Daly claims the players want 65 percent of HRR

Steve Fehr said: “When the moment is right, a deal will get done very quickly”

  1. mississippimudslinger - Nov 13, 2012 at 7:01 PM

    buh bye nhl

  2. dlk75150 - Nov 13, 2012 at 7:18 PM

    I wish they would cancel the season and get it over with so I can cancel my season tickets and get a refund

  3. dyrdom77 - Nov 13, 2012 at 7:58 PM


  4. antkowiak666 - Nov 13, 2012 at 8:02 PM


  5. pkswally024 - Nov 13, 2012 at 8:07 PM

    Screwing up my entire winter.

  6. jimw81 - Nov 13, 2012 at 8:26 PM

    i’ll try to play mr.positive here. Maybe they went back under to finish it. it seems going dark is the only way to resolve the lockout. it seems odd but Steve Fehr and Daily are the rational ones in all of this.

    for the one outstanding issue, who’s going to pay for the lockout, maybe both sides should do it and give at least 5 million to hurricane sandy victims. it would be a great way to restart rebuilding process whatever is left after this is over.

  7. jaredo10 - Nov 13, 2012 at 8:47 PM

    wow what a**holes.. just cancel the season already

  8. sampulls - Nov 13, 2012 at 9:07 PM

    Oct, 2012: first month of season cancelled
    Nov, 2012: dec games cancelled
    Jan, 2013: rest of season cancelled
    June, 2013: still no deal
    July, 2013: nhlpa decertify and players sue league
    Sept, 2013: case thrown out of court due to stupidity
    Sept, 2013: walk-on players make up NHL teams.
    Dec, 2013: star players try to start another league
    Mar, 2014: new league flops and star players start moving back to NHL

  9. sportsfan69 - Nov 13, 2012 at 10:47 PM

    Hey Sampulls,

    You’re right on the money. That’s why the NFLPA caved into the owners. That’s reality.

    Just maybe, the players will wake up and realize they are replaceable. We all are.

  10. sportsfan69 - Nov 13, 2012 at 10:57 PM

    Don’t forget the NHL owners have the “first rights of refusal” in regards to all the arenas. So the players would have to play in college arenas after the college hockey season is over. Oh well, that’s life in the big the city. Crosby and gang can dwell on that idea for a while. Or maybe they’ll realize need to act like reasonable adults and negotiate for a compromise.

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