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Daly claims NHLPA requested Monday meeting

Nov 17, 2012, 6:02 PM EDT

Bill Daly AP

Monday’s potential CBA meetings are still considered tentative, but there’s no denying the fact that the players took the initiative.

NHL exec Bill Daly admitted as much to Sportsnet’s Daren Millard.

“Their request, their agenda,” Daly said. “We will see if they have anything good to say.”

Speaking of supposed “agendas,” Daly told TSN’s Darren Dreger that the NHLPA misrepresented the owners’ demands, stating that while the NHL isn’t budging on certain areas, there is some flexibility.

“Nothing was ever said or even suggested that we needed the details of our proposal ‘down to the comma,’” Daly said. “We told them the issues we wanted addressed in the system. We told them we have provided a proposal that we think will effectively address those issues. But we told them that we are open to discussing other ways to address those issues if they want to propose any. In fact, we used the exact example of ‘if we need 5 and we have proposed 3+2 to get there, that we are happy listening to and considering 4+1 instead.’ I’m not sure why they chose to characterize the way they did. As I’ve said before. I can only control what we say.”

Perhaps both sides will discuss such simple compromises on Monday night.

  1. silversun60 - Nov 17, 2012 at 6:12 PM

    Bring on the thumbs down… but the more that comes out the more it looks like Fehr is the bigger of all the jerks involved in this.

  2. ron05342 - Nov 17, 2012 at 6:16 PM

    So now we are discussing who actually asked for the next meeting, a meeting sure to accomplish absolutely nothing?

    Did I mention that Mike D’Antoni makes his coaching debut for the Lakers this weekend?

  3. id4joey - Nov 17, 2012 at 6:17 PM

    Well Well what have we here

    csprsbums. LOL! This post is just for you,
    id4joey Nov 15, 2012, 6:22 PM EST
    Alright NHLPA, your move. How much longer will it take before you crawl back to the negotiation table? Take the hit. What are your options? You play hockey for a living, and though many of you are very marginal players you are paid in excess of 2m per year. Not bad. Right? It’s NHL or what?

    Oh! BTW, the NHL will not fold.

  4. mississippimudslinger - Nov 17, 2012 at 6:44 PM

    ID4Joey stfu already loser

    • valoisvipers - Nov 18, 2012 at 10:45 AM

      Just get lost, you loser.

  5. joeyashwi - Nov 17, 2012 at 6:46 PM

    The players will cave in and give the owners their way yet again. When the next CBA expires, Bettman will once again lock the players out (for the fourth time) crying poverty for the owners and himself. Yes, Fehr is a jerk but who are all of you behind Bettman and the owners going to blame next time? Fehr won’t be there, let’s all just hope Bettman isn’t around at the end of the next CBA either.

    • stangz11 - Nov 17, 2012 at 6:55 PM

      Okeydoke

    • somekat - Nov 17, 2012 at 7:14 PM

      Still waiting for the single reason (that I’ve been asking for for weeks) that NHL players deserve to make 7% more revenue (or 14% more salary) than the next highest paid athletes in the world

      • aaronrexroot - Nov 17, 2012 at 9:58 PM

        I don’t completely disagree with you. However, the amount of revenue in dollars is smaller in a game where injuries are more frequent OR they play more games in a season. Also, 57% was a starting point for their negotiations, they knew right away the end result was going to be closer to 50/50.

  6. gallyhatch - Nov 17, 2012 at 6:58 PM

    I am continually amazed at the amount of commenters on here who think that Bettman & Fehr are the ones who caused the lockout or the reason it’s not resolved yet. They each serve their respective employees & if they weren’t doing their jobs they would be replaced.

    Do people here seriously think that this is Bettman’s lockout, & the owners are following his lead? It’s the other way around folks. He’s an instrument of ownership, it is their league, he only has his job as long as he serves their interest. The same goes for Fehr, the NHLPA hired him to represent them, and if they didn’t like the job he was doing he would be gone.

    I don’t get why people continue to blame these guys for the lockout.

    • silversun60 - Nov 17, 2012 at 7:45 PM

      Agree with regards to Bettman…. but do you really think Fehr is doing the players bidding. 95% of these guys have no more than a high school education and probably barely understand what’s going on.

      Also…. I’m pretty sure it’s something like it has to be a 2/3s majority to overrule Bettman.

  7. id4joey - Nov 17, 2012 at 7:06 PM

    Ah! Words of wisdom form miss mud slinger. Heha friend. Suck ur dick. What? You’ve already done that. You scum. Hahahaha laughing my ass off

  8. girouxvy - Nov 17, 2012 at 7:11 PM

    COME ONNNNNNN!!!!!!!

  9. akmd1984 - Nov 17, 2012 at 7:32 PM

    Jeremy Jacobs is the ring leader of this circus. He is the one pushing the lockout.

    He’s one of the most powerful owners in the league, the current president of the board of governors, and he saw his fan base dwindling because of years of being a cheap POS, so he went out and finally paid to field a decent hockey team that rode a hot goalie to a miracle championship. Now that he’s sucked all of us idiots back in with his 1 championship in nearly 40 years of ownership, he’s damned determined to squeeze every last dollar out of it.

    And I’m a bruins fan…eff you Jeremy.

  10. somekat - Nov 17, 2012 at 8:51 PM

    Lawyer speak for “we aren’t changing our position, which is why we put a hold on talks. We expect them to have a proposal where they’ve moved, or it’s jsut a waste of time”

    We will find out if the players are really serious tomorrow. If they don’t have something substantial to offer, then they are obviously more interested in winning the PR battle than getting a deal

  11. manchestermiracle - Nov 17, 2012 at 10:06 PM

    Daly: “We’re putting talks on hold for two weeks. Oh, the PA wants to meet? Okay. See how flexible we’re being?”

    Yeah, dildo Daly, snakes are quite flexible.

  12. blomfeld - Nov 18, 2012 at 2:37 AM

    ATTENTION FRIENDS !!!

    Please note that someone has now begun posting here under the erroneous names of “Blomfelb” and “Ib4joey” ! Of course these names are fake and they should in no way be confused with either “yours truly” or comrade Id4joey. I already have a good handle on who’s behind this little caper. But for good measure, I’ve also asked my old friend “Stransky” to take a look into this (ie: Stransky is a physicist and an expert in forensic causation analysis) and he’s assured me that he’ll have the name of this imposter within 48 hours, with a margin for error of “plus or minus” 2.5 hours. Once this imposter has been identified, then suffice it to say that he/she will be “dealt with” quickly and ruthlessly. As for Daly’s silly remarks above ? Look for a deal to be reached this week … :)

  13. rainyday56 - Nov 18, 2012 at 5:28 AM

    Dec. 3

    • manchestermiracle - Nov 18, 2012 at 9:38 AM

      Yes, a Monday. So?

  14. id4joey - Nov 18, 2012 at 11:52 AM

    ATTENTION FRIENDS !!!

    Please note that someone has now begun posting here under the erroneous names of “blomfelb” and “Ib4joey” ! Of course these names are fake and they should in no way be confused with either “yours truly” or blomfeld. blomfeld already has a good handle on who’s behind this little caper. But for good measure, he has also asked his old friend “Stransky” to take a look into this (ie: Stransky is a physicist and an expert in forensic causation analysis) and he’s assured blomfeld that he’ll have the name of this imposter within 48 hours, with a margin for error of “plus or minus” 2.5 hours. Once this imposter has been identified, then suffice it to say that he/she will be “dealt with” quickly and ruthlessly.

  15. shortsxit - Nov 18, 2012 at 12:39 PM

    Oh, wow, a deal will be reached “this week.” Blomfeld keeps saying that every single week, and eventually it will actually happen. Then he can come out and say, “Look at me, I was right! I know lots about the business side of hockey…they did exactly what I said they would do!”

    • blomfeld - Nov 18, 2012 at 3:28 PM

      “Blomfeld keeps saying that every single week” …

      Shortsxit – Actually I have “not” been saying that ! What I’d been saying since September 16th is that a deal would be announced during the week of Nov 5 -10 “plus/minus” 3 x days. Well that date came and went and no deal was reached, despite the fact that it did look promising there for a few days. Nonetheless, I remain convinced that a deal will be reached, because this is a “contrived” impasse being driven by Bettman and several key power owners, in pursuit of their own hidden and “greed-filled” agenda. I don’t like what they’re doing one bit, however it does not break my faith that we will have a season.

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