CBA Discussions As Deadline Looms

September 12, 2012; New York, NY, USA; NHLPA executive director Don Fehr speaks during a press conference at the 2012 NHLPA summer player meetings at the Marriott Marquis. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-US PRESSWIRE

 

Yesterday Gary Bettman met with Donald Fehr, Executive Director of the NHL Players Association, for CBA discussions before the looming September 15th deadline.  There was a proposal by the NHLPA and a counter proposal by the NHL.  Sounds good right?  Eh not so much.   Dan Rosen of NHL.com and Bob McKenzie of TSN were on hand for the media sessions.  (note: if you have Twitter and don’t follow them you’re doing yourself an injustice they are great for hockey information.)  Anyway I’ll let Mr. Rosen explain the CBA discussion via Twitter:

 

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Bob McKenzie then offered up a summary of what this means for NHL and it’s fans and it’s not good.

 

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Bob has been around for a  long time and knows what he’s talking about.  If talks regress once the deadline passes we may be in for a long fall and winter.  At this point we’re just hoping there’s a regular season at all.
Finally, while i’m at it, here’s something that may interest Penguins fans…

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The NHL MVP ready to play for the KHL not even 24 Hours after the Lockout would begin…Things are not looking good.  Gloom and Doom.

Topics: Bob McKinzie, CBA, Dan Rosen, Gary Bettman, Nhl

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