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CBA Talks Start Again On Wednesday But Revenues Not On The Agenda

from Kevin M. Allen of USA TODAY,

Negotiations between NHL owners and players will resume in New York on Wednesday and Thursday, but they aren't scheduled, as of now, to include any discussion of the primary issue of how to divide revenues every season.

"Major economic issues aren't on the agenda," NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said Monday via email.

With the lockout now starting its fourth week and the first two weeks of the regular season already canceled, the owners and players are stalemated. They are negotiating on some of the secondary issues with the hope that it might open the door to talks on the major issues.

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added 5:32pm,

via Chris Johnston of the CP at Yahoo,

The NHL and NHL Players' Association likely won't discuss economics when collective bargaining talks resume this week.

The sides have agreed to sit down together in New York on Wednesday and Thursday, but deputy commissioner Bill Daly said Monday that he expects the conversation to cover secondary issues, including "health and safety, medical care, drug testing, rent and mortgage reimbursements (and) grievances."

Talks have been limited to ancillary topics since the lockout was enacted, including during two separate sessions last week.

Daly indicated that he'd like to see economics and system issues — essentially how the sides split up league revenue — put back on the bargaining table soon.

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Primis's avatar

Sounds like the Wed. meeting is merely a formality so the NHL can then begin cancelling actual games.

Posted by Primis on 10/08/12 at 01:21 PM ET

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Ok. It’s great they are still negotiating but how much unimportant stuff can you talk about before you start tackling actual issues.  Jesus guys get your shit together. What a freaking joke.  I’m really ready to just say F hockey

Posted by tbassett on 10/08/12 at 01:25 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

Glad no major economic issues are on the table. Such a thing might actually make some headway in ending this farce.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 10/08/12 at 02:54 PM ET

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