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Daly: No meetings planned…yet

Dec 24, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

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Despite speculation that the NHL and NHLPA could be back at the bargaining table as soon as Wednesday, deputy commissioner Bill Daly says there’s nothing planned yet.

“We haven’t talked about meetings later this week,” Daly wrote in an e-mail today.  “I guess we will see.”

The league has already canceled games through Jan. 14. Which is to say, if there’s going to be any sort of season, a deal will need to be reached in a matter of weeks.

From a tactical standpoint, the NHLPA still has one major card to play (should it so choose), that being the disclaimer of interest filing.  The union’s board is authorized to do that until Jan. 2.

If the NHLPA does end up dissolving, it doesn’t necessarily mean the season is lost. However, it would certainly take the process into uncharted waters.

  1. husky2score - Dec 24, 2012 at 2:22 PM

    Joey, before you say anything, (I might be too late), let me say this. You are going to get more thumbs up by not saying anything then if you do say something. No one on this site believes/likes your Canadian sources. So please, stop, and same goes for your other 6 accounts.

    • id4joey - Dec 24, 2012 at 3:23 PM

      Mum’s the word. Thumbs up, please.

      • husky2score - Dec 24, 2012 at 3:30 PM

        It’s sad when you have to ask people to give you thumbs up.

      • id4joey - Dec 24, 2012 at 3:58 PM

        Three and counting. C’mon all you supporters. Move mouse pointer over the thumb icon on the left and using your index finger click the left mouse button. C’mon. You can do it. Thank you in advance. Merry Christmas. Stay off the roads if you are intoxicated.

      • husky2score - Dec 24, 2012 at 4:29 PM

        Your other accounts don’t count. It’s as equally as sad when you thumbs up your own post.

      • husky2score - Dec 24, 2012 at 4:34 PM

        Also, I see eight and counting. 8>3 in case you didn’t know that.

      • id4joey - Dec 24, 2012 at 5:13 PM

        Duh! I understand 8 and 3, but what does the sideways v mean? It’s a good thing. Right?

      • husky2score - Dec 24, 2012 at 7:29 PM

        It means greater, which means more, which is the opposite of less. SMH.

      • id4joey - Dec 24, 2012 at 8:23 PM

        Husky2score, thanks. is an upside down v less? I see how 8 is greater than three, but is 3 ^ 8?

      • husky2score - Dec 24, 2012 at 10:07 PM

        I give up.

    • tatdue - Dec 24, 2012 at 3:33 PM

      Hey leave us Canadians out of that sh!t……We don’t like Joey either….

      • id4joey - Dec 24, 2012 at 3:59 PM

        Click a thumb if you like me. Thank you.

      • husky2score - Dec 24, 2012 at 4:32 PM

        Oh sorry I mean no harm towards Canadiens at all. It’s the crap joey is getting from this Canada website he calls his “sources”.

      • id4joey - Dec 24, 2012 at 4:48 PM

        husky2score, is there a site in the U.S. that is better?

      • husky2score - Dec 24, 2012 at 5:13 PM

        I can make one for you right now. The headline will be: The lockout is still happening. There is no deal. They are not talking.

      • id4joey - Dec 24, 2012 at 8:19 PM

        So, I see. Everything Americain is better. Is that right?

      • id4joey - Dec 24, 2012 at 8:20 PM

        Wow! 15 people out there like me. Thank you, all.

  2. chrisvegas - Dec 24, 2012 at 2:31 PM

    Got to love Daly’s positive attitude…. He loves to tell us fans not to get our hopes up. Bettman and Daly have got to be the worst negotiators in history. No wonder we are on are 3rd lockout in 20 years. They have no people skills. They don’t know how to bring both sides together. The only progress in these negotiations was when Bettman wasn’t involved. It is amazing to me these two still have jobs.

  3. bricktop02 - Dec 24, 2012 at 2:49 PM

    Joey put your Yule log in your mouth and don’t say a word.

    • id4joey - Dec 24, 2012 at 3:27 PM

      Ah! My lucky day. No Yule log at my party. Seriously! Is there a log large enough to shut me up? Nope. Is there someone man enough to shut me up? Not you.

  4. sportsfan69 - Dec 24, 2012 at 2:49 PM

    Bill Daly calls in Frank Rizzo to set up a sit down with the Fehr brothers.

  5. habssuck - Dec 24, 2012 at 3:00 PM

    So much for the “the nhl and nhlpa are committed and will work through the holidays to get a deal done” bullshat. The only thing consistent has been the whenever there has been a ray of hope, both sides immediately take a big dump on it and make things worse.

    • jaybertx - Dec 24, 2012 at 3:36 PM

      The NHLPA knew damn well when they made that statement that there weren’t going to be any talks over the holidays. They made that statement as spin. Just like everything else out of the mouth of either of these sides. They’re both trying to “win” with the fans. The ironic thing is that they’re both losing in that regard.

  6. id4joey - Dec 24, 2012 at 3:36 PM

    A meeting is imminent. There will be discussions before the end of 2012. So said my source in L.A. Everything is being planned to start the season on Jan 15, maybe a day or 2 later. Just hang in there. In the mean time the Juniors and pros at the Spengler cup will keep us entertained.

  7. habssuck - Dec 24, 2012 at 3:53 PM

    With your accuracy so far, I am really hoping for your “sources” (most likely a spinning bottle) to say the season is done.

    • id4joey - Dec 24, 2012 at 4:00 PM

      Well! I don’t talk with anybody from the player’s side of the business. They know jack squat.

      • habssuck - Dec 24, 2012 at 4:24 PM

        Ya, we know there is an overabundance of knowing jack squat, no need to report on it…

      • id4joey - Dec 24, 2012 at 4:49 PM

        So, why do you hate the Habs?

  8. starsfan11 - Dec 24, 2012 at 4:04 PM

    But it is a secret done deal. FU Joey

    • id4joey - Dec 24, 2012 at 4:16 PM

      Not secret anymore because we know thanks to Bergie.

  9. starsfan11 - Dec 24, 2012 at 4:08 PM

    Now Joey has a made up source in LA. Hahaha

    • id4joey - Dec 24, 2012 at 4:26 PM

      Wow! Things are moving just too fast for you there starsfan11. Let me spell it out for you. My source, who was in NY during the meetings, is now home in L.A. for Christmas. What? How is that possible you ask? Well! Are you familiar with Orville and Wilbur Wright? Hint: they are brothers and their invention transformed how people goI from one geographic place to another. What? You have no idea you said. No problem. There is a few on here who actually use their brain productively. We’ll let him entertain us with his knowledge and savior faire with videos so you get the picture. Cue blomfeld!

      • blomfeld - Dec 25, 2012 at 1:00 AM

        You come to our disco ! … we have many womans for you ! … Russian womans !

        Joey & friends – Those were the words of this Russian VIP guy who was trying to coax me into going to some floating disco that they had set up here in Vancouver harbor during the 2010 Olympics. My friends and I were visiting the Sochi pavilion and I was wearing my “self made” Soviet #20 CCCP jersey. I had just finished speaking with a Russian TV crew while needless to say attracting the interest of some Russian ladies, when all of a sudden this “questionable” looking bigwig started on to me about his disco, etc. It was very funny and all … but I didn’t go in the end, as I’d been down that road only too many times before … :)

        Anyway, in terms of a “deal” already being reached? Well all I can say to that is “hello” people … it’s like, there’s been a deal in place since last summer … or like, where have you people been? Look, the only thing we haven’t known was “when” the deal would be announced. But now it appears that we’re about to get the answer to that pretty soon eh? So just “chill out” all you naysayers, as Bettman knows exactly what he’s doing here …

        *** Special KHL Xmas “disco” selection courtesy of comrade Medvedev ***

  10. starsfan11 - Dec 24, 2012 at 4:55 PM

    Joey, Just stop it already with your bs nonsense.

    1) There is no “secret done deal” Did your little friend Bergie tell you everyone involved pinky sweared to keep it a secret.
    2) IF there was a “done deal” there is no way it would be kept a secret. There is no reason to keep it a secret. Even if they wanted to, it would have leaked out already.
    3) You have yet to inform everyone of the details of this deal, other than the start date.
    4) You have been wrong on every single guaranteed start date since September. Anyone on here can say the season is going to start Jan 15.

    Again, NOT ONE SINGLE respected NHL beat writer or reporter has reported anything about a secret done deal.

    The only people on here that believe and support you are the various id’s that you use to post.

    • blomfeld - Dec 25, 2012 at 1:29 AM

      Since it’s Christmas and all …

      Let me ask you Starsfan11 … way back when in the Holy Land, out in some pasture where a lone shepherd was leading his flock of sheep along, which by the way may have numbered in the thousands, do you thing for a second that those sheep had any inkling of an idea where they were going? Of course they didn’t ! They simply followed the shepherd and obeyed his every command, just as good sheep always do. Now fast forward to 2012 and the modern commercial world of cunning, guile and audacity. Do you think for a second that some lowly sheep like you is going to start giving orders to the shepherd (Bettman) and demanding answers as to what’s going on? Of course not ! As the good sheep which you are, you will continue to move with the flock as directed and “then” and only “then” when the shepherd instructs you, will you proceed into the next pasture (hockey season). The bottom line my friend is that Bettman knows exactly what he’s doing here .. ya dig ?

      ps: merry Christmas friend, be happy and don’t worry about it ! :)

  11. ron05342 - Dec 24, 2012 at 5:08 PM

    Bill Daly: “We haven’t talked about meetings later this week,” Daly wrote in an e-mail today. “I guess we will see.”

    Hey moron: see that gadget on your desk with the buttons on it? It’s called a TELEPHONE.

    What, they don’t teach you about such things in law school? You f**king a-hole. Pick it up, dial up D. Fehr, and MAKE A F**KING APPOINTMENT!!!

    • blomfeld - Dec 25, 2012 at 1:37 AM

      What’s the point? … I mean seriously Ron, if this is all just an act with a predetermined start date already in place, etc … then why would you bother making that call? … it would be a total waste of time, don’t you agree?

  12. pmac64 - Dec 24, 2012 at 5:09 PM

    Drop dead.
    I will stick to Elite League and English Premier League Hockey.
    Oh almost forgot Happy Holidays as you guys say!

    • blomfeld - Dec 25, 2012 at 1:54 AM

      I take it then that you’re English? Well they better still be saying “Merry Christmas” in the old country I hope? At least they were the last time I checked. :)

  13. shortsxit34 - Dec 24, 2012 at 7:37 PM

    The sad thing is, eventually Joey will be right. Maybe not this month…maybe not next month…maybe not next season. But he’s going to keep saying, “This time for realz!!!1one” until it actually happens. Afterall, even a broken clock is right twice a day.

    And he’ll take full credit for it…

    • blomfeld - Dec 25, 2012 at 1:49 AM

      shortsxit34 – I can’t speak for Joey friend … but as far as I’m concerned the bottom line is that if something doesn’t happen now in January, then we’re “all” finished, make no mistake about it. All of us here at PHT will never speak to each other again, this website itself will disappear altogether and the game and league we knew will be gone forever. It’s a dark prospect indeed, however I remain convinced that this entire business is pure BS and that there exists light at the end of the tunnel in the form of a “predetermined” start date which is now fast approaching us! Be happy friend and reject hopelessness ! :)

  14. whatthepuck2012 - Dec 24, 2012 at 7:55 PM

    Wow don’t tell me Larry Brooks was wrong!?!

  15. whatthepuck2012 - Dec 24, 2012 at 11:16 PM

    That might be the wisest course of action here, husky.

  16. xjokerz - Dec 25, 2012 at 3:37 AM

    Damn NBC lets any troll run loose here … Have at it Joey , dogs will be dogs

  17. xjokerz - Dec 25, 2012 at 3:42 AM

    Also do we really need to bring up god in this discussion ? Not all of us still believe in ghost stories

  18. oldcat157 - Dec 25, 2012 at 4:56 AM

    There will be a season as long as each team is able to play every team at least twice (home/away). Go Sharks!

    This lockout isn’t a complete lost. NFL is further making its case as the most watched sport in America. Go Patriots! Hockey highlights are quite boring.

  19. pmac64 - Dec 25, 2012 at 6:09 AM

    Yes we still do Blomfield.
    Merry Christmas to you as well.
    It is just as frustrating for us hockey fans on the of the pond as well if its any consolation.

  20. bricktop02 - Dec 25, 2012 at 12:55 PM

    Hey Joey my source said your source is a joke.

    • id4joey - Dec 25, 2012 at 10:32 PM

      bricktop02, I just spoke to my source who said the NHL will start soon. Gotta believe Bergie, otherwise the season may be doomed. Go Bergie!

  21. acieu - Dec 25, 2012 at 2:06 PM

    Boxing Day is only a few hours away. I am so excited.

  22. dprouse - Dec 25, 2012 at 2:53 PM

    It is clear that the NHL is all in on its strategy of waiting out the NHLPA. Daly doesn’t want to appear to be too keen to meet. If he looks too anxious, Fehr is going to roll him for concessions. This game of chicken probably has another week or so to play out, sadly…

  23. sportsfan69 - Dec 25, 2012 at 3:13 PM

    Well, do you really blame the NHL. It’s the NHLPA’s turn to make the next CBA move. It’s two way street. Just understand the owners can sit out the entire year and take a capital loss. Can you really afford to do so? Your playing career is ONLY narrowing, minute by minute. Tick, tock, tick, tock…….

    • id4joey - Dec 25, 2012 at 10:37 PM

      Tick tock tick tock. That’s the sound of the players time running out to make any money this year.

  24. starsfan11 - Dec 25, 2012 at 10:53 PM

    Here goes Joey again with Bergie and his magic source.

  25. whatthepuck2012 - Dec 25, 2012 at 11:23 PM

    Why is their time running out if a deal has been “done”?

    • id4joey - Dec 26, 2012 at 8:52 AM

      Because some don’t believe Bergie, and support the players, and they are the ones losing money. Additionally, and this is year it gets funny, players and their leader are exactly where the owners wanted them to be, and they don’t even know a deal is coming. Bettman and owners orchestrated this and the “Done deal!” which Bergie announced weeks ago.

  26. omniusprime - Dec 26, 2012 at 9:01 AM

    Hopefully there will be no more talks and the NHL will die an ignominious death. What a bunch of morons on both sides of the strike that they can’t figure out a deal. Just remember NHL fans both sides could care less about you, you are just rubes to be taken for a ride and have your pockets emptied by the one stick bandits.

    Na na na na, Na na na na, Hey-ey Goodbye!!!

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