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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. The moment of truth has arrived as the NHL has submitted a new proposal with a 50/50 HRR split. Today at 2:30 PM, the NHLPA is supposed to respond and hopefully either accept the new deal or give a counter offer that will seal the deal. [Toronto Sun] [Philly.com] [Kuklas Korner][ESPN] Check back here after 2:30, as I will update the status of the talks after the NHLPA …

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NHL Manipulators (Mount Up!)

On Monday, Deadspin revealed that the National Hockey League had hired a PR team to lead focus groups with the intention of skewing the public’s image of the league and team owners in a positive direction. Now, the idea of a company employing this tactic isn’t anything new. Every organization wants to be painted in the best light possible, and would pay good money to make that happen. But that really isn’t the biggest issue that lies within this action taken by the league. The issue is, among others, that the NHL spent an arm and a leg for this …

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NHL proposal, as is, hurts Flyers

On Tuesday, the NHL made a new proposal to the NHLPA in which they offered a 50/50 split of Hockey Related Revenue, down from their initial proposal of 57/43. It was seen by many to be the first step towards some real progress in coming to an agreement on a new CBA, and saving an 82-game season. Yesterday, NHLPA Executive Director Don Fehr sent a letter to all players and agents in which he explains why he is less than thrilled with the proposal. Personally, I’m not the least bit surprised by the response. In fact, I think anyone who …

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It’s a trap!

Have you fans already forgotten the wisdom and warning of one Admiral Ackbar? Man, the NHL really has you by the short and curlies, don’t they? Go ahead. Admit it. It’s the first step. Stand up in the circle, announce your first name and last initial, and say you’re an addict. Wait for the affirmation, because it’s there. Darth Vader himself, Gary Bettman, goes on record in making a conciliatory overture to the players which involves a seductive come-on to get the deal done and play a full season. You’re so desperate to see top quality hockey action that in …

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CBA Chatter

  Everything you wanted to know about the CBA but were afraid to ask Here are your latest updates on the ongoing collective bargaining agreement talks from around the Web. Well, we have our weekly meeting in which both sides try not to blink. Here’s to hoping someone has the guts to try to actually make a deal and not try to “win” this labor war. [Kuklas Korner] [ESPN] [Puck Daddy] [Spectors Hockey] Don Cherry has thoughts on the players and the lockout:[Toronto Sun] For up to date info on the lockout and the labor talks, follow @KatieStrangESPN,@SpectorsHockey and @Eklund on twitter. …