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Daly: NHL, union looking to resume negotiations this week

Dec 9, 2012, 9:37 PM EDT

They've been in contact since Thursday's meltdown.

The good news is that the dramatic collapse of negotiations on Thursday probably won’t result in a lengthy period of silence, perhaps because there’s not much time left if the NHL and union want to get back to the bargaining table and save the season.

“We spoke this weekend,” NHL deputy director Bill Daly told Reuters. “Looking at setting something up for this week, but nothing scheduled yet.”

The big question is how far away they’ll be when talks resume. Before the NHLPA’s offer was rejected, union executive director Donald Fehr claimed that the two sides had reached an agreement on “dollars” issues. If that’s true, then the maximum length of contracts might be the last major sticking point.

That might not be the case though. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman accused Fehr of “spinning us all into an emotional frenzy” by claiming that the two sides are closer than the league feels they are. Bettman also said that the NHL has pulled their recent concessions and the Make Whole proposal off the table.

The NHL has already canceled all games through Dec. 14 and another round of cancelations seems inevitable.

  1. mmcneels81 - Dec 9, 2012 at 9:44 PM

    Does Daly look stoned to anyone else?

    • valoisvipers - Dec 10, 2012 at 10:27 AM

      Yes he does indeed appear to be ripped, oh wait that’s the mirror I’m looking into.

  2. AlabamaFanRollTide - Dec 9, 2012 at 9:47 PM

    the season is over (hee hee hee)

    • ravenscaps48 - Dec 9, 2012 at 9:59 PM

      Two Things. 1.) F*** You!__ 2.) GO IRISH!!!! CATHOLICS VS COUSINS!!!

      • AlabamaFanRollTide - Dec 9, 2012 at 10:00 PM

        lol notre dame have as bout as much of a chance to win this game as blomfeld is straight .. (which we all know he isnt)

      • mmcneels81 - Dec 9, 2012 at 10:04 PM

        Bama is totally going down. (haha… cousins)

      • ravenscaps48 - Dec 9, 2012 at 11:01 PM

        Because you rednecks completely destroyed the Georgia Bulldogs like you guys said you were gonna do….. Notre Dame will make believers out of a whole lot of you people come January 7th at around 11:30 pm

      • AlabamaFanRollTide - Dec 9, 2012 at 11:52 PM

        And this is coming from a Ravens and Caps fan?? like you’d know anything about the SEC lol, stick to losing and I’ll worry about the College Ball , (which Im not worried one bit)

      • AlabamaFanRollTide - Dec 9, 2012 at 11:53 PM

        Oh and BTW Georgia are a bunch of Rednecks too , half my kinfolk are from GA , I would have cheered for them to beat ND had they beaten Bama …

  3. pastabelly - Dec 9, 2012 at 9:52 PM

    If they don’t start in January, they should just pack it in and get to work on 2013-14.

    • stakex - Dec 9, 2012 at 9:59 PM

      Well as a practicle matter the season pretty much HAS to start by the 2nd or 3rd week of January, sicne Bettman has said they won’t play less then 48 games.

      • valoisvipers - Dec 10, 2012 at 10:33 AM

        Stakex I fully agree that the drop dead date is the 3rd week of January and personally I don’t want anything that is under a half season’s worth of games. Not that I wouldn’t watch but I would regard it as a tainted year and not a true winning of the Stanley Cup.

  4. capsrockva - Dec 9, 2012 at 10:04 PM

    At this point all I want for X-Mas is a hockey season. Please Fehr/Bettman put your dam egos aside and get the deal done for the fans sake. This lockout has been very hard on local businesses as a kllot of jobs have lost due to this crap. GET THE THING DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. matt8204 - Dec 9, 2012 at 10:35 PM

    In related news, I’m looking at possibly taking a dump tomorrow morning. It will have roughly the same significance as the NHL negotiations. The major difference? At least my time on the throne will produce something tangible. Save the clown car act and fold this joke of a league. You’ve embarrassed yourselves beyond the point of redemption anyway. You’re all useless.

  6. jimw81 - Dec 9, 2012 at 10:42 PM

    everything depends on tomorrow and how many games are cancelled.

  7. bills4 - Dec 9, 2012 at 11:36 PM

    I can’t believe the league is going to give in to these clowns!!!

    • AlabamaFanRollTide - Dec 9, 2012 at 11:55 PM

      aint nobody giving in, the season’s done aint you heard yet dopey?

  8. websurferdude - Dec 9, 2012 at 11:39 PM

    Who fu@king cares anymore.

  9. blomfeld - Dec 10, 2012 at 3:05 AM

    “It’s too many to be just a raiding party ?” …

    All American patriots and fellow lovers of history like me, know only too well that those were the prophetic words of Union General “John” Buford when he first sighted the lead elements of General “Harry” Heth’s division, as they made their way towards the town of Gettysburg on June 30th 1863. Well suffice it to say, it’s a “good” thing that Buford had the resolve and “intuition” to stand his ground that day and put up a fight … for God only knows what our continent would have otherwise looked like today ?

    Nonetheless, the same principle applies to us hockey fans here today in 2012. By George, we’re going to have a season and “nothing” is going to stand in our way … absolutely nothing ! So to all of you “real” hockey fans out there, I say smarten up right now and fall in ! Bettman is about to announce that it’s “game on” and from there we go forward, all of us in “rank and file” together, for better or for worse ! :)

    • AlabamaFanRollTide - Dec 10, 2012 at 9:13 AM

      Dumbfeld, you’re from can-uh-duh , you have no no reason to post Civil War vids

  10. fortwaynekomets - Dec 10, 2012 at 3:45 AM

    Notre Dame is going to lick Alabama’s @$$ boys.

    just look at the players and you tell me Notre Dame is going to lose….lol no way!

    • AlabamaFanRollTide - Dec 10, 2012 at 9:11 AM

      stick to hockey , football isnt your strong point (oops thats right minor league fan you only have lower level pond scum to watch for this year hahahhaha)

  11. fortwaynekomets - Dec 10, 2012 at 3:45 AM

    EXCUSE ME… ***KICK!!!!

  12. Rockie D. Bull - Dec 10, 2012 at 9:06 AM

    To the NHL players and owners – thanks to your uncompromising selfishness, you have collectively destroyed the game. I won’t EVER go another NHL game in my life (even if its free). Stick a fork in pro hockey; just like pro basketball – no one cares whether you play or not.

    There was a time when I hardly missed a home game over a 4 year period, 3 of which included 2 season ticket packages and I never missed them playing on TV. The last game I went to was 2003 and neither side has learned anything since – living proof is this 2d work stoppage.

    • AlabamaFanRollTide - Dec 10, 2012 at 9:09 AM

      Thats right, folks like this disgruntled and disgusted patron rockie have called it quits as will million of others and the “sport” will fall to ruin

  13. omniusprime - Dec 10, 2012 at 9:30 AM

    The good news is that NHL negotiations broke down Thursday, the best news would be that they never restart. Why bother to restart talks to begin another putrid season of NHL hockey, the lamest pro sport of all time.

    I’m so laughing that the talk on this thread is more about college football than NHL hockey. Stick a fork in this season NHL fans, the greedy 1% owners and players don’t give a damn about you. All they care about is how much they can fleece you fools for going to their pathetic games or watching them on the boob tube.

    Rejoice that the NHL talks have collapsed and pray they never restart. There are better things to do in life than being an NHL fan. Bye Bye NHL!!!

    • dsd3 - Dec 11, 2012 at 10:53 AM

      Why exactly are you reading a hockey blog in the first place, if the NHL is so lame as you say? Or maybe you just need to get a life.

  14. valoisvipers - Dec 10, 2012 at 9:50 AM

    Why don’t all you pigskin loving troll just piss off.

    • id4joey - Dec 10, 2012 at 10:34 AM

      Here here, valoisvipers. This site is becoming nothing more than a vortex of useless information, by mostly repulsive sh*t disturbers who have nothing to contribute but hate.

  15. klownboy - Dec 10, 2012 at 10:14 AM

    Someone please wake me when this silly lockout is over. I can’t believe the NHL is intent on killing itself like this.

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