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CBA meeting ends quickly, NHL to meet internally

Dec 6, 2012, 6:22 PM EDT


The latest meeting between the NHL and union lasted for roughly an hour.

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman was not present, but deputy commissioner Bill Daly and Bob Batterman were there to represent the league. Following the meeting, Daly wasn’t sure if he’d return, according to Yahoo!’s Nick Cotsonika.

The NHLPA contingent included executive director Donald Fehr and some players and they reportedly weren’t happy that Bettman wasn’t at the talks.

Daly, Gary Bettman, and some NHL owners still in New York City will now meet internally, reports ESPN and TSN’s Pierre LeBrun.

It’s not clear at this time what the next step will be or when the negotiations will resume.

The NHLPA is expected to make a statement tonight.

  1. stangz11 - Dec 6, 2012 at 6:24 PM

    I’m done

    • bennywuh - Dec 6, 2012 at 6:29 PM

      Im so done, I’m not even here

      • stangz11 - Dec 6, 2012 at 6:51 PM

        Hold on a second Fehr just said “We believe with the exception of the transition issues, that we have a complete agreement on dollars”

        I guess that’s coming from him and not the league..but we’ll see

  2. coreydm80 - Dec 6, 2012 at 6:30 PM

    Last chance for me

  3. id4joey - Dec 6, 2012 at 6:33 PM

    Seriously, this is better than any reality show on TV. C’mon! You have to admit that much. Lol.

    • mgp1219 - Dec 6, 2012 at 6:49 PM

      did you really write lol??? yup, you did. that just about says it all about you.

    • mmcneels81 - Dec 6, 2012 at 7:06 PM

      no joey, no it’s not. it’s awful. there’s not a god damn thing enjoyable about this. what is wrong with you? you know what’s better than any reality show on tv? … HOCKEY GAMES!

      • id4joey - Dec 6, 2012 at 7:23 PM

        I know. But you have to admit that all the twist and turns we’re seeing couldn’t be scripted in Hollywood.

      • mmcneels81 - Dec 6, 2012 at 7:28 PM

        Don’t care. Want hockey.

  4. ucaneverscorenoughgoals - Dec 6, 2012 at 6:34 PM

    Why is it so hard to figure out that Fehr and Bettman as well as any other hardliner are the cancers of this whole lockout.

    The line should be “Have a stance you’re not willing to move off of?…’re not allowed to be involved int he decision making”

    Adults understand the need to adjust, adapt, evolve…..children don’t. Pride is what’s holding this up and honestly the majority of players and half of the owners aren’t legendary enough to have that much pride.

  5. flyerguy73 - Dec 6, 2012 at 6:34 PM

    I hope they all go broke! I just feel sorry for all the people and businesses losing money that depend on this sport to survive. Pretty sad if you ask me!

  6. jaybird22seven - Dec 6, 2012 at 6:35 PM

    Season has been cancelled !!!!

  7. lamborginipercy12 - Dec 6, 2012 at 6:36 PM

    Don’t care enough to even take a side one way or the other. Done.

  8. Stiller43 - Dec 6, 2012 at 6:47 PM

    Its pathetic theyve had months upon months to get these issues hashed out, and they cant agree on a little give and take. Morons.

  9. bricktop02 - Dec 6, 2012 at 6:53 PM

    Tell you what. Stop pulling our chains and just say it’s over. This one minute we are kissing & hugging then the next we hate each other is getting old.

  10. ewoods6 - Dec 6, 2012 at 6:55 PM


  11. edmondalt - Dec 6, 2012 at 6:56 PM

    you guys kill me!! you say your done but as soon as they say something else all of you will be right back giving your opinion like it really matters!!

  12. ewoods6 - Dec 6, 2012 at 6:57 PM

    Now what?? Basketball?? Then Baseball?? Football is already half way done!!

  13. romasko - Dec 6, 2012 at 7:02 PM

    Pierre LeBrun: When Fehr says he thinks there’s agreement on total dollars, that includes accepting NHL’s Make Whole offer he says

    Craig Custance
    Fehr says latest proposal should “put us on a road to a quick end” to the CBA dispute.

  14. travishenryskid - Dec 6, 2012 at 7:03 PM

    Apparently they ended because it was a good proposal and Daly wanted to get it to the owners. We shall see.

  15. claysbar - Dec 6, 2012 at 7:04 PM

    NHLPA- We agree on everything?
    NHL- Yep, let’s sign this….
    NHLPA- We want dental….
    NHL-Get the F out

  16. whatthepuck2012 - Dec 6, 2012 at 7:08 PM

    Claysbar thanks…iced tea came out of my nose.

  17. mountainmantride - Dec 6, 2012 at 7:10 PM

    Done. Done. Done. This is beyond ridiculous. Any fan who crawls back to these idiots are just as idiotic as they are.

  18. stakex - Dec 6, 2012 at 7:19 PM

    Everyone needs to stop freaking out. The players made a new offer to the owners, which actually included an agreement on make whole dollars (the biggest sticking point of them all). Theres no sign that the reason the NHL brass left was because they were pissed off…. it seems more likely they are falling back to have an internal talk about the players offer.

    Just because they weren’t locked in a room for 8 hours, doesn’t mean the sky is falling. This could end up being a very good thing… so stop being so damn reactionary to every sliver of news people.

    • Joey Dumbfeld - Dec 6, 2012 at 7:23 PM

      oh would you stfu already any fool can see it’s over for cripes sakes… quit holding on and put down the damn kool aid

    • daburghdabest - Dec 6, 2012 at 7:28 PM

      I felt same, but now it seems Fehr also said he was informed via voicemail that the offer was not acceptable & NHL is pulling things they agreed to off the table. Bob MCkenzie’s calling it “catastrophic” and says decertification is where things are headed.

  19. bloominoctober - Dec 6, 2012 at 7:34 PM

    Fehr: “We’re on a road to a quick end.”

    Aaaannndddd …. it’s gone.

  20. id4joey - Dec 6, 2012 at 7:45 PM

    Big Fehr screwed up. He announced they were close to a deal, but now Bettman will announce more cancellations. The podium is going to be busy tonight.

    • Joey Dumbfeld - Dec 6, 2012 at 9:24 PM

      nobody ever announced that a deal was close idiot

  21. id4joey - Dec 6, 2012 at 10:59 PM

    Joey Dumbfeld, read this..

    Fehr said he believed the two sides are “clearly very close if not on top of one another in connection with most of the major issues.”

    The league flatly rejected the offer, saying the two sides aren’t close despite what Fehr says.

    “I don’t know why he did that,” an angry Gary Bettman told a news conference.

    • valoisvipers - Dec 7, 2012 at 2:55 PM

      The proof is in the pudding. Fehr is a liar! I heard him live and you tell that he was string us a line to make the league look bad if they didn’t agree and people like that troll joeydumbfeld took it hook line and sinker.

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