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NHL, NHLPA to meet on Monday

Nov 17, 2012, 5:05 PM EDT

Bettman and Fehr Getty Images

The NHL and NHLPA chatted via telephone just four days into a proposed two-week moratorium, and now plan on meeting Monday night, according to Sportsnet’s Daren Millard.*

Better yet, those loose plans would bring the heavy hitters together; Millard reports that Gary Bettman, Donald Fehr and Bill Daly expect to join a smattering of players and owners for those talks.

(TSN’s Darren Dreger indicates that it will be “a smaller group” of players and owners.)

ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun reports that the meetings will be located in New York City.

It’s an interesting development considering Bettman’s call for a break in talks, along with the latest round of player comments and mixed reports about Philadelphia Flyers owner Ed Snider’s involvement in the CBA negotiations.

This could also be an important last-ditch effort if it’s true that next week is the deadline to avoid the cancellation of contests through Dec. 15.

Who knows how much either side may be willing to budge, but at least they’re – probably – going to meet again.

* – These reports have been confirmed by The Associated Press.

Related: Daly said NHLPA requested Monday’s meeting.

  1. ron05342 - Nov 17, 2012 at 5:30 PM

    Actually, right now, UCLA is leading USC 31-20 in the third quarter.

  2. antkowiak666 - Nov 17, 2012 at 5:38 PM

    *yawn*

  3. ron05342 - Nov 17, 2012 at 5:43 PM

    The Clippers are hosting the Bulls tonight at Staples…I believe game time is 6:30 p.m. PST.

  4. arbruins - Nov 17, 2012 at 5:53 PM

    Who cares? The NHL will never get another dime out of me!

    • stakex - Nov 17, 2012 at 6:54 PM

      Yeah, until the season starts…

      Seriouslly, thats why they get away with this crap. Everyone is going to piss and moan and act like they are done with the NHL…. but the second the NHL starts playing again almost everyone will go running back. No one has true conviction when it comes to these sort of things. If you like hockey, you’ll watch hockey when it starts…. end of story.

      Sure, some of the more casual fans might not come back but then again if they are casual fans they won’t be taking the lockout as hard so that might not be true.

      • tackledummy1505 - Nov 17, 2012 at 7:24 PM

        I might watch it on TV, but I’m not going to any games probably this year and next at least. If they black out the games on TV, oh well. Guess I’ll read it in the paper next day. As I see it now, hockey players suck. They can go back to where ever they came from and see if they can get paid like they do here. They are all nothing but greedy people to me and they can go back to Sweden, Finland, or Russia and cry how they’re not getting paid what they deserve or getting paid at all lol. Good luck Ovi in the KHL, when you sign that 12 million dollar a year contract and when you’re supposed to get your paycheck you don’t or better yet, you get paid, but the guys on the 3rd line haven’t been paid, because the owner paid you. lol players destroyed hockey, plain and simple. Hockey is the only major sport where the players get more than the owners, hockey is the 3rd biggest sport in the country, yet hockey is the only league in danger of folding up 4 teams in the next year, and possibly 3 more the year after. So good going players in sticking it to your own people. Cause you’re possibly going to cost people jobs and a really good living. Dumb asses if you ask me, all for stubbornness.

      • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Nov 18, 2012 at 2:44 AM

        I’m a Leafs fan. I have a Joe Nieuwendyk jersey. I will not go to a game if Brian Burke gives me $5 mil. over the next six years to start in goal.

        Seriously, I saw Bob Dylan at the ACC last Wednesday and at least he didn’t lose 8-0 to the Panthers. I think I’ll be just fine without NHL hockey.

  5. deadrabbit79 - Nov 17, 2012 at 6:04 PM

    Manchester United lost today

  6. sampulls - Nov 17, 2012 at 6:04 PM

    Poor players….so hard done by.

  7. beerjunkie69 - Nov 17, 2012 at 7:31 PM

    Lovin’ me some Junior ‘A’ USHL hockey!

  8. jimw81 - Nov 17, 2012 at 8:09 PM

    Montel Harris rushed for a school record 351 for temple today.

  9. jimw81 - Nov 17, 2012 at 8:14 PM

    Stamkos, Perry and Doughty have been added to list for that charity game in ac for victims of hurricane sandy.

  10. greatminnesotasportsmind - Nov 17, 2012 at 8:23 PM

    Bettman: Don how about a 50/50 split.

    Fehr: How about 60/40 players.

    Bettman: screw you.

    Fehr: no, f you.

    Bettman: see you friday

  11. spongebobsportspants - Nov 17, 2012 at 8:31 PM

    Boy, if there’s an NHL season I’m going to as many leafs gams as I can go to. With everyone else not going I’ll get great seats for a decent price!! …You all know there’ll be great deals, sales and packages to lure you back…take advantage.

    • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Nov 18, 2012 at 4:39 AM

      The scalpers will have about 19,000 tickets per game and will be doubling the face value of every single one, but good luck with that.

  12. semin28 - Nov 17, 2012 at 9:42 PM

    UFC is on

  13. LoyalFan34yrsGoKings - Nov 17, 2012 at 9:55 PM

    Go kings!

  14. manchestermiracle - Nov 17, 2012 at 10:09 PM

    Of course they’ll keep meeting. How else can you keep writing off those expensive lunches as tax deductions?

  15. capsrockva - Nov 17, 2012 at 10:51 PM

    Just get the dam deal done for the fans sake Please put you god dam egos aside 4 the most important people. The fans!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. blomfeld - Nov 18, 2012 at 2:48 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 this article above, look for a deal to be reached this week … :)

    • greatminnesotasportsmind - Nov 18, 2012 at 9:45 AM

      Maybe someone hacked into your account. You forgot to post a lame video that nobody watches

  17. blomfeld - Nov 18, 2012 at 2:56 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 this article above ? Well, look for a deal to be reached this week … :)

  18. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Nov 18, 2012 at 4:42 AM

    Will this one be in Toronto? Every time I see a picture of Bettman and Daly walking around Toronto after a meeting I wonder why nobody is throwing garbage at them. If you give me some heads up I can take care of this problem.

  19. rainyday56 - Nov 18, 2012 at 5:24 AM

    Dec. 3

  20. arbruins - Nov 18, 2012 at 6:37 AM

    Who cares!

  21. fortwaynekomets - Nov 18, 2012 at 10:26 AM

    I’m doing jussst fine with my ECHL, AHL… oh and that UFC stuff too :)

    keep digging your grave NHL(PA).

  22. 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.

  23. kalfut321 - Nov 18, 2012 at 4:11 PM

    Watching a concert on Public TV no more major league sports for me!!!!!!

  24. tortowl - Nov 18, 2012 at 5:07 PM

    The tragedy here is that whatever the owners, players, or union says – they don’t care about the state of the game, the perception of the game – the parking lot attendant, bar owners close to arenas, ticket takers and everyone else not making money, and the sponsors that forked over tens of thousands of dollars to advertise in their arenas.

    These people can read – if it’s not on this site, it’s in their own local papers, news feeds or email – they know exactly how the fans feel how damaging this lockout is, so when I read about how upset or how sad these guys are I become even more disgusted with the complete lack of respect to the fans that put money in their pockets.

  25. proudliberal85392 - Nov 18, 2012 at 6:23 PM

    There is only one true blomfeld. Impersonators be damned!

  26. capsrockva - Nov 18, 2012 at 10:42 PM

    I really don’t care anymore maybe NBC sportsnetwork adds mor e
    College hockey to their schedule. I just want to watch some good hockey games. Fridays night’s game was not worth watching. i knew that game was over when either Harvard or Cornell went up 3-1 late in the second or eraly in the third I don’t remember which. Nov 30 there is a double header Boston U vs the defending champion BC & then Wisconsin vs Denver. Then on DEc 1 Boston uni vs BC again@ 7:30. Don’t me wrong I do want NHL hockey so I watch my Caps but as long as NBC expands there college schedule I won’t mind as much, but I seriously don’t think the league can survive another lost season.

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