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Are Fehr and Bettman unnecessary problems to CBA solution?

Today is December 3, 2012. Day 79 of Lockout, Part III. Today…we consider ourselves…the unluckiest fans…on the face…of the Earth… There has not been one single game of National Hockey League action contested since the Stanley Cup Finals concluded in Los Angeles on June 11. There have been a slew of negotiations between the NHL and the NHL Players Association with little to no progress made on a new collective bargaining agreement. Even federal mediators, poor babysitters that they are, were unable to talk some sense into these two sides and get them closer to settling this labor dispute. NHL …

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November No Mo

From its perch in the steel and glass canyons of midtown Manhattan, the National Hockey League announced the cancellation of its 2012-13 regular-season schedule for the entire month of November on Friday. “The National Hockey League deeply regrets having to take this action. By presenting a proposal to the NHLPA that contemplated a fair division of revenues and was responsive to Player concerns regarding the value of their contracts, we had hoped to be able to forge a long-term Collective Bargaining Agreement that would have preserved an 82-game Regular Season for our fans. Unfortunately, that did not occur,” said NHL …

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Labour Bored

Earlier in the week, it was revealed by multiple sources throughout North America, TSN and RDS chief among them, that the National Hockey League Players Association intended to file briefs on behalf of their clients to the Quebec Labor Board. Added to that, was the report of a similar case to be presented in Alberta on behalf of the two clubs residing in its two largest cities. The argument, at its core, states that since the union is not certified in the province, it is illegal for the Canadiens organization to lock out players. This is a stunning turnaround from …

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CBA Chatter

Everything you wanted to know about the CBA but were afraid to ask Here are your updates from the past week on the ongoing Collective Bargaining Agreement talks from around the Web. Well, it doesn’t look good. There are no plans for formal talks to resume ,so we are left to sort out who is to blame and what the future holds.[TSN.ca] [Toronto Sun] [Star Tribune] [ESPN] Eklund reports there might be a slim chance at a resolution, but slim is leaving town very soon. [Hockeybuzz] Some tweets from @KatieStrangESPN this morning about the ongoing labor situation:   That’s all …