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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 …

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NHL and NHLPA Playing a Dangerous Game

I’ve tried my hardest to not discuss the potential NHL lockout. Now that it looms, I’ll tell you why I refused to make any mention of the lockout in my articles. For one, I don’t fully understand what the owners and players are thinking. I do understand that it all come down to money. What I mean is, how could the NHL and NHLPA allow their situation to get like this? Did they not learn from the NBA’s lockout last year? Secondly, I’ve refused to let myself get enraptured by the possibility of a lockout. Meaning, I’ve barely read any …

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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, time is ticking away and the owners and players are slowly moving towards common ground. Will a lockout be averted?[Hockeybuzz] [Puck Daddy] On Tuesday, the two sides met briefly and agreed to meet on Wednesday. On Wednesday, the NHL gave the players a new proposal to mull over and the NHLPA is reading it through. [Kuklas Korner] [Sports Illustrated] [CSN Philly] [USA Today] There is supposed to be a …

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Point/Counterpoint: Who’s to blame — owners or players?

  Welcome to the newest edition of “Point/Counterpoint,” where a pair of Flyers Faithful scribes present both sides of one particular issue with their own unique view and flair. This week Dain S and Jim H debate whether the looming NHL lockout is the players fault or the owners fault. Point, Jim: Defending the players…Make no mistake, no matter what happens as a result of this lockout, nobody wins. Not the fans and certainly not the entirety of the National Hockey League (players and owners), that has built a strong foundation since their last lockout, almost 10 years ago. The Winter Classic, and surrounding hoopla …

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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, we came into this week with some hopeful optimism, as the NHLPA put together a proposal and they shared it with the owners on Tuesday. The answer seemed fair and more level-headed than the owners’ first salvo, so we thought maybe progress would be made. [NHL.com] [Kuklas Korner] [Hockeybuzz] [Puck Daddy] Well, Gary Bettman killed that idea. Apparently, he thinks he can break the union again like they …