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NHL, NHLPA wrap up conference calls

Dec 29, 2012, 6:33 PM EDT

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The NHL and NHLPA ended Saturday’s conference calls (intended to explain the league’s newest proposal), according to Renaud Lavoie of RDS. It’s expected that further information will be provided on Sunday morning.

Lavoie also reports that the players’ and owners’ sides are expected to resume CBA talks either late on Sunday or sometime on Monday.

That sounds pretty promising, although we’ll need to wait and see; ESPN’s Katie Strang reports that face-to-face meetings haven’t been planned yet.

The union is reportedly working on a counteroffer, so while informational sessions don’t sound very exciting, they could be helpful in wrapping that process up.

It’s heartening that discussions might kick into gear around New Year’s Eve because time is starting to run out on this process.

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  1. aklolzer - Dec 29, 2012 at 8:23 PM

    Id4joey predicted this…”on jan 29th the two sides will end their phone conference and I’ll suck my sources dick for more information”. U the man Joey.

    • bspray - Dec 29, 2012 at 8:48 PM

      Well then ld4joey was wrong because it is December 29th.

      • aklolzer - Dec 29, 2012 at 8:56 PM

        Ha yup, guess his source isn’t very good.

    • purp1234 - Dec 29, 2012 at 9:55 PM

      conference calls…in the old days (70s) we used to call them party lines. Why aren’t they Skyping? then guys can hide behind the monitor and make faces behind Bettman’s head.

    • ravenscaps48 - Dec 30, 2012 at 7:37 AM

      How many profiles do you have, Joey?

      • id4joey - Dec 30, 2012 at 10:09 AM

        How many do you think?

  2. shortsxit34 - Dec 29, 2012 at 10:32 PM

    For some reason that skyping comment cracks me up

  3. id4joey - Dec 29, 2012 at 11:04 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.

  4. websurferdude - Dec 29, 2012 at 11:41 PM

    Who cares at this point. The NHL is done over the league is dead.

  5. ron05342 - Dec 30, 2012 at 2:23 AM

    Wait a minute.

    Weren’t these the same MFers who said they would work through the holidays to get a deal done?

    And they can’t even work through a Saturday night?

  6. blomfeld - Dec 30, 2012 at 3:19 AM


    *** Saturday, January 19th @ 1500 hrs EST ***

    Gary’s silly but “necessary” charade is now almost at an end … and therefore it’s time for us to cut the crap, close ranks and “seriously” be at the ready! GO KINGS GO eh ? :)

  7. buffalo65 - Dec 30, 2012 at 6:33 AM

    Can’t wait to see if Pominville shakes Gary’s hand when he’s handed the cup
    Or if he slaps him this June.

    • ravenscaps48 - Dec 30, 2012 at 7:40 AM

      Whoever it may be, Buffalo, Washington, or every other team. When they go to pose for the picture, just snatch the Cup, skip the photo op with The Bettman, and just skate around the rink with the players

  8. acieu - Dec 30, 2012 at 7:47 AM

    And then shove it up Fehrs arse,

  9. cspsrbums - Dec 30, 2012 at 10:53 AM

    More than 0 is to many screen names

    • id4joey - Dec 30, 2012 at 11:07 AM

      Well! I suppose the question was too difficult for you to comprehend. The question was, how many profiles do you think I have? And bimbos like you comment about the complexities and intricacies of a lockout, but can’t even answer a simple question appropriately. Go back to school, son.

  10. starsfan11 - Dec 30, 2012 at 12:59 PM

    Joey the king of the dbag sh!t heads

    • id4joey - Dec 31, 2012 at 9:34 AM


  11. gvbulldogs - Dec 30, 2012 at 1:25 PM

    here we go round the mulberry bush!!!!!!!!!

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