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Report: NHL and players to talk Saturday, meet on Sunday

Dec 28, 2012, 6:15 PM EDT

Gary Bettman AP

After today’s breaking news about the NHL making a new offer to the players in an attempt to end the lockout, the next question to follow was: When will they meet?

Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press reports the two sides will have a conference call tomorrow and aim to meet in New York City on Sunday in an effort to negotiate a new CBA.

The NHLPA held an internal conference call today to discuss the league’s latest offer and there’s clearly a lot to chew on with it. Getting the two sides back in the room to potentially put an end to this mess is the next step. Here’s to hoping things stay civil this time around.

  1. jimw81 - Dec 28, 2012 at 6:32 PM

    hopefully this is the beginning of the end of this 100+ days circus….hockey playing, maybe?

  2. id4joey - Dec 28, 2012 at 6:37 PM

    id4joey | Dec 24, 2012, 3:36 PM EST
    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.

    • silversun60 - Dec 28, 2012 at 6:57 PM

      you’re the best ever.

      is that what you were looking for? Will you stop now?? You don’t have sources. stop it.

    • sportsfan69 - Dec 28, 2012 at 7:07 PM


      People are just jealous of you. Don’t let it bother you.

      • blomfeld - Dec 29, 2012 at 1:35 AM

        I agree with you Sportsfan … the true opposite of love is indifference, not hate … anyway, you, me, joey, valois and friends sure have a surprise in store for these idiots eh? :)

      • id4joey - Dec 29, 2012 at 5:03 PM

        sportsfan69, no worries friend. Happy New Year to you, your family, and all our friends here on PHT. valoisvipers, blomfeld, acieu

    • stakex - Dec 28, 2012 at 8:18 PM

      A broken clock is right twice a day joey. Keep predicting the two sides are going to meet or that the lockout is about to end and eventually you will be right.

      Also, you were saying it was a done deal with the season starting January 1st just a week and a half ago.

    • theawesomersfranchise - Dec 29, 2012 at 1:27 PM

      You said the season would begin late Nov. Mid Dec, Late, Dec and now you’re staying the 15th, or a few days later….2 days after the Jan. 18th date has already been published.

      You’re some senior citizen/old guy that can’t keep his lies straight.
      Hey old man, go away, nobody cares what 50 year old crazy guy has to say about anything.

  3. hotloinsofsid - Dec 28, 2012 at 7:00 PM

    my sources within the penguins orginization were correct, they will meet this weekend and we will be playing mid january.

  4. ravenscaps48 - Dec 28, 2012 at 7:05 PM

    My sources in the Capitals Organization said that Coach Adam Oates had a Chicken Burrito with Rice, Pinto Beans, Corn, Cheese, and Sour Cream at Chipotle for lunch this afternoon, and was followed by a bowel movement just 37 minutes afterwards. More details to follow. Back to you, id4joey!

    • whatthepuck2012 - Dec 28, 2012 at 7:25 PM

      But WAS IT EXPLOSIVE?!?!

      • ravenscaps48 - Dec 28, 2012 at 9:12 PM

        I can in fact confirm that it was violent. And I am happy to report that he is at home resting with his wife. Back to you, Joey

  5. ddaveyy - Dec 28, 2012 at 7:31 PM

    id4joey | Dec 24, 2012, 3:36 PM EST
    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.

    Well, since they said that they would probably meet right after the holidays, and that many sportscasters were saying that the games cancelled to the 14th or so would be the last batch before a season was cancelled, you certainly didn’t turn into Nostrodamus or anything…

  6. fortwaynekomets - Dec 28, 2012 at 7:33 PM


    • desertfan - Dec 29, 2012 at 12:56 PM

      Going to be a lot of boycotting I am sure.

      Todays Globe quote:

      – 100,000 season ticket holders in 7 Canadian cities
      – up to 8,000 on waiting lists
      -since the lock-out 200 yes TWO HUNDRED season tickets across Canada have been boycotted – cancelled

      In some markets the tix are up to $15K pair.
      And on Jan 14, 15 or whatever Tor, Mont, Van, and ??? will be sold out with all boycotters watching in the bar.

  7. blomfeld - Dec 28, 2012 at 8:44 PM


    Or at least that’s what my old friend Stransky told me many years ago. And it makes sense when you think about it, as no matter how hard you try to prepare one, they inevitably never turn out “quite” the way you had hoped! Anyway, you guys who are all serious about “sources” and who really has them and who really doesn’t have them, should now just give it rest. We’re all here at PHT because we’re hockey fans and we love the game. And now lo and behold, it looks like we’re finally going to get our game back. Be happy friends !!! :)

    ps: I did honestly wake up this morning with a good feeling about things ! :)

    • purp1234 - Dec 29, 2012 at 12:12 AM

      Italians call sauce “gravy”. Would that make Adam Graves “saucey”?

  8. sadhockeyfan - Dec 28, 2012 at 9:17 PM

    Thank you Joey for confirming what we all just read. Fu@k head!

  9. bcjim - Dec 28, 2012 at 9:31 PM

    @mirtle..General consensus from players on PA call: League’s movement wasn’t all that much. It’s enough to restart talks, however.


    If this is true, (and it has been the players idiotic MO), they are complete morons. This, like other league offers is take it or leave it. The NHL doesnt want to “restart talks” or “consider a counter offer”. They want yes or no. GOT IT PLAYERS???

    Any other answer and you’ll be looking at ANOTHER week of NHL silence and this time, probably an announcement of no season.


    SIGN! NOW!

    • bcjim - Dec 28, 2012 at 9:43 PM

      Follow up..

      If the NHL submits a carefully prepared 300p proposal (as has been reported) and Fehr pooh-poohs it and says ok lets talk about what we actually might do, Bettman might just come and personally beat his azs.

      The players have/are doing NOTHING to get this going. They are only obstructing, imo.

      Fehr should just hand out scalpels to the players so they can just slice their nuts off cleanly and be done with it. It seems thats what they are intent on. Ridiculous.

      • blomfeld - Dec 28, 2012 at 10:26 PM

        “Fehr should just hand out scalpels to the players” …

        Bcjim – I’m not sure that would be such a smart move on Fehr’s part my friend? Sooner or later these players, dumb as they are, will come to the realization that Fehr was nothing more than a “paid” implant who was embedded at the helm of the NHLPA in-order to render their entire effort “compliant and impotent”. And when that happens, they’ll be looking for Fehr’s head. I suspect that once this business is concluded, Fehr will be looking to retire with his millions somewhere overseas where it’s warm and sunny … perhaps Costa Rica or Belize?

    • shotzongoal - Dec 29, 2012 at 1:23 PM

      Unless the issue is money, I do not understand what the players concerns are at this point. They have already forgone a half a billion dollars in wages. If their major concern is contract term limit then it is clear that this is only a concern to less than 10% of players. Most other concerns (pensions and such) have been addressed or the League has made concessions.

      I would be very interested to hear from a player who thinks that the League’s offer is just, “enough to restart talks,” exactly what does holding out longer would accomplish? I mean in the face of what has been lost already and what the potential of a lost season brings, how important are the remaining issues.

  10. capsfan19 - Dec 29, 2012 at 1:14 AM

    You know what they say about assuming, according to my old friend “boris”, assuming makes an ass out you and me.
    Have a happy and a healthy.

    Ravenscaps thats a correction oates actually had tuna on rye but however after a chance meeting with bruce boudreau had a bit of ice cream as well.

  11. whatthepuck2012 - Dec 29, 2012 at 1:46 AM

    I realize some of you want to boycott if and when the season gets underway. But I just watched Killer Karaoke. Twice. I NEED HOCKEY.

  12. acieu - Dec 29, 2012 at 10:27 AM

    Meanwhile the Rangers FC beat Queens Park 1-0 roday in SFL Div III action to go 15 points up on second place Elgin City.

  13. dprouse - Dec 29, 2012 at 10:32 AM

    The concern has to be Fehr coming in and badly overplaying his hand, as he did in early December. Fehr’s mishandling of that negotiation cost his members another two pay days, or another 15% or so of their annual salary. He probably could have had these meagre concessions then had he not decided to grandstand and embarrass the NHL. If he tries that stunt again, the season will be toast.

    Get your Gravol ready – this may come down to Bettman announcing the cancellation of the season on January 7 or so, followed by Fehr calling him to try to continue the negotiations. (This is what happened in February of 2005.)

    • bcjim - Dec 29, 2012 at 11:04 AM


  14. revansrevenant - Dec 29, 2012 at 10:58 AM

    I wait with bated breath.

  15. whatthepuck2012 - Dec 29, 2012 at 12:37 PM

    I better not hear that any of this was canceled due to the weather…use sled dogs, get on snowmobiles. I don’t give a crap.

  16. desertfan - Dec 29, 2012 at 8:20 PM

    Mandate International Ice Surfaces- best thing ever for the game!!!

  17. id4joey - Dec 29, 2012 at 11:06 PM

    You’re as predictable as the outcome of this impasse which was made public on Dec 18 by ex-coach turned journalist, Michel Bergeron. Yawn! Boring!

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