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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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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 …