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

CBA Discussions As Deadline Looms


 

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.

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