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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. Hope Springs Eternal After almost two days of round- the -clock negotiations, we are at a crucial point. The lockout could either end soon or the whole season could be cancelled. [Kuklas Korner] [Philly.com] [Toronto Sun] [Eklund] [Puck Daddy] Follow @TSNBobMcKensie and @DarrenDreger on twitter for up to the minute news on the ongoing negotiations.  

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The Day Before Tomorrow

Today is the day. As a consortium of six owners and 18(?) players meet at 2 PM in Times Square, they hold the power to either advance Collective Bargaining Agreement talks or give up and move toward canceling the 2012-13 season. “We have confirmed with the Union that we will attempt to schedule a players/owners-only meeting for some time on Tuesday afternoon in New York,” NHL Deupty Commissioner Bill Daly said a Tuesday morning statement. “No further details have been confirmed at this point. The expectation is, depending on the outcome, that the Board of Governors will either delay an …

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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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All-Star Game latest casualty as NHL cancels more games

The National Hockey League officially announced the cancellation of the 2012-13 regular-season schedule through December 14 on Saturday afternoon. As expected, the NHL also cancelled the 2013 NHL All-Star Weekend scheduled for January 26-27 in Columbus, Ohio. The cancellations are necessary due to the absence of a new Collective Bargaining Agreement between the NHL Players’ Association and the NHL. A total of 422 regular-season games — 34.3 percent of the season — were scheduled for Oct. 11 through Dec. 14. “The reality of losing more regular-season games as well as the 2013 NHL All-Star Weekend in Columbus is extremely disappointing,” …

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Locked-Out Future? The lockout through the eyes of an NHL intern

With all of the focus surrounding the NHL and its players during the current lockout, it’s easy to forget that there are many others who are affected by the work stoppage, such as team employees and concession workers. Some of those team employees are student interns, who are not only missing out on the opportunity to gain experience working in the field they aspire to enter upon graduation, but whose academic records are jeopardized when their internships are threatened. 20-year-old Kirsten Swanson is a senior at Temple University who was hired as an intern with the Philadelphia Flyers this past …

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