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Real progress? CBA meetings conclude, more scheduled Wednesday

Dec 5, 2012, 12:21 AM EDT

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Tuesday’s two-part meeting between players and owners – but not Gary Bettman and Donald Fehr – concluded around midnight ET, according to various sources.

Better yet, the two sides are expected to meet again on Wednesday morning according to ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun, although they’ll likely need to tiptoe around the 11 am ET Board of Governors meetings.

Overall, the Philadelphia Daily News’ Frank Seravalli reports that today’s meetings lasted about eight hours.

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman is primed to hold a press conference tomorrow around 1 pm ET, but that was scheduled before the talks came about.

Stay tuned for reactions from both camps shortly, although those will probably be in a different format for an interesting reason: Bill Daly and Steve Fehr held a press conference together for the first time on Tuesday night.

  1. Stiller43 - Dec 5, 2012 at 12:30 AM

    Please god agree soon!!!

    • General Lee 1175 - Dec 5, 2012 at 12:37 AM

      so you can crawl back on your hands in knees like the sucker they have all taken you granted for?

      • stakex - Dec 5, 2012 at 12:39 AM

        Uhhh perhaps its so he can watch the sport he loves? You don’t watch hockey, or any sport for that matter, to support the owenrs/players… you watch them because they are entertaining. How are you a “sucker” for doing that?

      • rogersjd16 - Dec 5, 2012 at 7:21 AM

        Says the guy trolling around an NHL blog comments section and taking the time to make short and pointless comments…D0uche.

  2. stakex - Dec 5, 2012 at 12:41 AM

    For me, the big thing out of today is that Daly and Fehr held a joint press conference. Even the thought of that happening a day ago was laughable….

    Doesn’t mean a deal will get done, but its far more likely now that there will be a season then it was this morning.

    • General Lee 1175 - Dec 5, 2012 at 12:47 AM

      uhhhhh the sport’s shot, finished and lost it’s entire credibility in the past 3 months , have fun with that IF it even comes back this year , which it probably wont .

      • woodstakes - Dec 5, 2012 at 12:52 AM

        Why don’t you go troll somewhere else. Oh and BTW as a troll your not very good at it.. you just look stupid. Most trolls actually get a rise out of people.. make them angry… I’m just replying since I sincerely feel sad for you. BTW please please please don’t procreate!

      • sunderlanding - Dec 5, 2012 at 2:59 AM

        The sports shot? Do you really think this will end hockey? With any luck it’ll drive all the half assed fans like you away. Go back to your football, UFC, gay porn or whatever it is you do when you’re not making stupid posts and leave hockey to the real fans.

    • woodstakes - Dec 5, 2012 at 12:50 AM

      Agreed! Maybe the fact that the players truly hate Bettman was the real problem here… or was it that neither Bettman nor Fehr (Don) were NOT relaying the information properly down the chain to the people that needed to know the issues.. who knows, all I know is tomorrow looks a lot better than it did a short time ago. I’m certainly NOT going to get my hopes up to high, but anything positive at all is a very good sign. Things were looking really bleak the last few weeks. I’m guessing with the positive vibe coming out it wasn’t a meeting that was dominated by Jacobs/Daly and the fact they were in meeting for what 8 hrs says a lot as well!

      • General Lee 1175 - Dec 5, 2012 at 1:02 AM

        seeing how I just got you to react like with anger …

      • woodstakes - Dec 5, 2012 at 1:07 AM

        No anger.. just sadness. Like when you walk by a lost puppy in the cold or a homeless person. Like I just want to give you a jacket or a pair of shoes. Oh, and maybe a nice soft towel to cry your sad eyes into, cuz mommy didn’t love you enough or perhaps to much. poor poor little guy. 😦

  3. LoyalFan34yrsGoKings - Dec 5, 2012 at 1:30 AM


  4. northstars17 - Dec 5, 2012 at 3:58 AM

    I’ve Juat become a big fan of NFL too.

    if there is a season, great.

    if not, life goes on. eeF em!

  5. coreydm80 - Dec 5, 2012 at 6:36 AM

    Did mrs. Sippie change his name to General Lee 1175?

  6. icrew29 - Dec 5, 2012 at 8:35 AM

    I do not for one minute think this meeting was Bettman’s idea. I believe this was the owners idea. I think the owners are feed up with Bettman. If the owners and players get a deal done…..Bettman is gone.

    • valoisvipers - Dec 5, 2012 at 9:32 AM

      How do you think if this gets resolved that Bettman is gone? He has grown the revenue pie to where it is, so big that greed has gotten the better of all involved.May I have more pie please sir? What you want more pie.

  7. fortwaynekomets - Dec 5, 2012 at 4:25 PM

    Guys, don’t get your hopes up about hockey starting soon. I don’t mean to be negative, just a realist. we’ve been slapped, drugged, and run over by the league, then spit on by Bettman. don’t ever forget this, fans. I also have helped other fans get through this time of shame, so ill share a lil secret of the best place to watch hockey (College, CHL, ECHL, etc.) its all on America One Sports online. Best thing ever during a NHL lockout!!!

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