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NHL, NHLPA request Quebec Labour Board adjournment

Dec 5, 2012, 11:55 AM EDT

Bill Daly AP

The NHL and NHLPA have requested an adjournment of Thursday’s Quebec Labour Board hearing in order to continue CBA negotiations, according to Chris Johnston of the Canadian Press.

The players’ association has been arguing in front of provincial labor boards that the lockout should be declared illegal. The hearings have incensed the league, which has deemed them a waste of time and antagonistic.

The two sides have yet to receive a reply to their request, but it’s hard to imagine the board standing in the way of a mutual resolution.

Update (12:49 p.m. ET):

  1. islesjb - Dec 5, 2012 at 12:03 PM

    More to be optimistic about? Is the end finally near? What the fk does this mean??

    • blomfeld - Dec 5, 2012 at 11:17 PM

      It means nothing friend … no more than Montcalm’s disorganized and half-hearted advance towards the British Lines on the Plains of Abraham back in 1759. In the end, it will amount to nothing but pure folly when all is said and done …

  2. id4joey - Dec 5, 2012 at 12:18 PM

    It means they were dicking around and now the are channeling their efforts in the proper venue.

  3. gallyhatch - Dec 5, 2012 at 12:37 PM

    I would love it if Steve Burton had it right & the lockout ends this week. If for no other reason than to stick it to all the pretentious A-hole hockey beat writers & bloggers who think they know everything and were adamant that there was no deal pending. (Joe Haggerty is one of the aforementioned A-holes – these jackasses aren’t half as important as they think they are)

  4. whatthepuck2012 - Dec 5, 2012 at 1:10 PM

    Amen. ^^^

  5. dbarnes79 - Dec 5, 2012 at 3:40 PM

    I think it means they want to adjourn it cause they are optimistic to have a deal in place soon.

  6. fortwaynekomets - Dec 5, 2012 at 4:17 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!!!

    • blomfeld - Dec 6, 2012 at 12:25 AM

      Friend … you appear to be continually promoting “lower-level” type hockey and God bless you for that I say … nonetheless, these creeps in New York are on the verge of announcing a “magical” breakthrough and so we will have the “real” thing again soon, trust me :) … unlike comrade Joey who has “voices” in the know, or this mental case General Lee who has livestock out back, I have only faith which acts as a portal to the truth … and my faith is telling me right now that we’ll be back in business by Friday ! :)

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