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18 Players Will Attend Today’s Meeting

via the NHLPA,

Eighteen NHLPA members have travelled to New York City for meetings on Tuesday, December 4th.

This afternoon, the players will meet a group of owners.

The 18 players present in New York today are: Craig Adams, David Backes, Michael Cammalleri, Sidney Crosby, B.J. Crombeen, Mathieu Darche, Shane Doan, Ron Hainsey, Shawn Horcoff, Jamal Mayers, Manny Malhotra, Andy McDonald, Ryan Miller, George Parros, Brad Richards, Martin St. Louis, Jonathan Toews and Kevin Westgarth.

The Player/Owner meeting is scheduled to take place at 2:00 PM ET at the Westin New York at Times Square.

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Looks to be an interesting mix of first line players, second liners and players that will never get another sniff due to their involvement in the CBA negotiations.

Posted by hockey1919 from mid-atlantic on 12/04/12 at 02:27 PM ET

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Two teams with owners present at the meeting (Boston and Toronto) will not have an NHLPA representative.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 12/04/12 at 02:34 PM ET

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Two teams with owners present at the meeting (Boston and Toronto) will not have an NHLPA representative.

Hmm, Boston makes sense, but it might’ve been good to have a Leaf there to remind Tanenbaum how much money the Toronto Moneymachine..er Maple Leafs could be making right now with Hockey.

Posted by henrymalredo from Lansing on 12/04/12 at 02:41 PM ET

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Two teams with owners present at the meeting (Boston and Toronto) will not have an NHLPA representative.

This could be beneficial, just in case someone speaks freely about Jeremy Jacobs, the Bruin in attendance woldn’t have to feign a defense of his boss.

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One thing I think the players should add to the CBA request, since it is a non-monetary request which is what the lockout is all about, only names of players that played in one NHL Final game be put on the Stanley Cup. No one else, not management, not ownership since these are investments.

Posted by hockey1919 from mid-atlantic on 12/04/12 at 02:49 PM ET

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One thing I think the players should add to the CBA request, since it is a non-monetary request which is what the lockout is all about, only names of players that played in one NHL Final game be put on the Stanley Cup. No one else, not management, not ownership since these are investments.

The management and owners are as much a part of the championship as the players. Every staff member has his or her roll. The management builds the team, and the owners are often involved with that, not to mention choosing the successful management team in the first place. Just because the owners that are spearheading the lockout are being so awful doesn’t mean that all of them are like that or that they’re not passionate about the sport or team. Those players wouldn’t have been lucky enough to win a cup had it not been for their management and owners.

Posted by NHLJeff from Pens fan in Chicago, IL on 12/04/12 at 03:31 PM ET

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This isn’t the NFL where the trophy is handed to the owner since there were no owners when the Cup was originally awarded. I keep hearing that the owners are in to make a profit. Either I am paying to support someone else’s hobby or I’m not. If it is about them getting their name on the Cup then they can afford to take a loss on their hobbies like I do. The Olympics only gives medals to athletes and for once I think the Olympics may be on to something. 

Posted by hockey1919 from mid-atlantic on 12/04/12 at 06:57 PM ET

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Anytime you’re in business you want to make a profit, but most of them know that their NHL teams aren’t going to be their most successful businesses, and most of them love hockey.  Of course if you own something that isn’t profitable, no matter how fun it is, you’re going to try your darndest to make it profitable. 

The owners and management contribute as much if not more than the players to championships.  Yes, the players are the ones playing and winning, but they wouldn’t be there if it weren’t for the coaches setting the lineups, the managers picking the coaches and players, and the owners picking the managers and providing money to pay the players and support them from so many aspects (i.e. medical care, which, without, the players would surely not be winning championships, etc.).

Posted by NHLJeff from Pens fan in Chicago, IL on 12/04/12 at 07:18 PM ET

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