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[Retired] Official Lockout Thread

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I still couldn't care less it is just to soon since the last lockout.

Also the BoG is a stupid gongshow, if this thing would be for real Mr. I, Dolan, Thompson, Acqelini and Tannenbaum should be in there, not some of Bettman's puppets.

Whenever a deal will get done I expect 2 things:

Fix the BoG regime

FIRE the anti hockey man

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From Toronto Star , regarding yesterday's activities"

The conversation went something like this.

“Let’s leave,” said Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs, turning to NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly.

“It’s up to you,” replied Daly.

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18 players are attending the meeting this afternoon:

  • Craig Adams
  • David Backes
  • Michael Cammalleri
  • Sidney Crosby
  • B.J. Crombeen
  • Mathieu Darche
  • Shane Doan
  • Ron Hainsey
  • Shawn Horcoff
  • Jamal Mayers
  • Manny Malhotra
  • Andy McDonald
  • Ryan Miller
  • George Parros
  • Brad Richards
  • Martin St. Louis
  • Jonathan Toews
  • Kevin Westgarth

You know, there's something about this list...oh, I know!

isn't that against the rules? players and owners aren't allowed to talk to each other

Rules? During negotiations? NHL? I laugh.

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You know, there's something about this list...oh, I know!

Rules? During negotiations? NHL? I laugh.

Nhl negotiations are like a drinking game;

1. you make up the rules as you go along

2. most times before you can seal a deal someone gets fed up and goes home

3. you end up regretting it, someone loses all their money, and the game gets ruined for everyone

4. and you do it all again next weekend forgetting what happened the last time you did it...

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Nhl negotiations are like a drinking game;

1. you make up the rules as you go along

2. most times before you can seal a deal someone gets fed up and goes home

3. you end up regretting it, someone loses all their money, and the game gets ruined for everyone

4. and you do it all again next weekend forgetting what happened the last time you did it...

I think you just described my college experience...

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@JSportsnet: Can confirm that NHLPA has indeed requested the return of Federal Mediators to the process.Needless to say,NHL has yet to agree.

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@JSportsnet: Can confirm that NHLPA has indeed requested the return of Federal Mediators to the process.Needless to say,NHL has yet to agree.

Sounds like another patented "Donald Fehr stall tactic" to me. He has done a great job at this for the last 5 months.

Also reports that Backes has left the negotiations.

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I need more news....

I can't get to twitter without bypassing my DNS servers and I kind of need those ones right now.

I retract my previous statement. Working now. I'm telling ya, it's not me. LOL

Edited by rrasco

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does anyone know if the topic of realignment is on the CBA's agenda? I was a bit excited with the new alignment and playoff format changing (not that it was perfect)

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Several mentions were made on Twitter last night that there wasn't even a whisper of realignment.

Dan Rosen@drosennhl

As it stands now, NHLPA is continuing with internal meetings and is planning to meet with the NHL at some point today. No time set.

Dan Rosen@drosennhl

According to NHLPA, the next meeting could still be without mediators, but they have requested for them to get involved.

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@JSportsnet: Can confirm that NHLPA has indeed requested the return of Federal Mediators to the process.Needless to say,NHL has yet to agree.

That can't be a good sign.

The good will from the first day appears to be gone.

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I think both Bettman and Fehr were bored while the players/owners meeting was going on, so they took in a movie. It was after they saw this stirring speech when they just had to update their constituents on the negotiations and then injecting themselves into the negotiation process.

http://youtu.be/Muz1OcEzJOs

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I don't necessarily agree, harold; this to me seems like a way to speed up the process - they know they're close.

I guess I took it more as a sign of the NHLPA feeling like the league is still not negotiating properly, but I definitely like your interpretation better.

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I guess I took it more as a sign of the NHLPA feeling like the league is still not negotiating properly, but I definitely like your interpretation better.

either that or it's a stall tactic by fehr. neither one would surprise me

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I just hope this does not fall apart because of contract length and 90 million dollars... they are so close to a deal it's ridiculous. The owners even caved on RFA and entry level restrictions, and extended maximum contract lengths to 7 years if you are re-signing on a team...

EDIT: I find it funny how the moment Fehr and Bettman rejoin the talks everythings seemingly is falling apart... must just be a coincidence though...

Edited by Euro_Twins

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