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Donald Fehr Statement On Cancelled Games

TORONTO (November 23, 2012) – Don Fehr, National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) Executive Director, released the following statement this afternoon regarding the NHL’s cancellation of games through December 14th and the 2013 NHL All-Star Weekend:

 “On Wednesday, the players presented a comprehensive proposal, once again moving in the owners’ direction in order to get the game back on the ice. The gap that remains on the core economic issues is $182 million. On Wednesday, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said that the league is losing $18-20 million per day during the lockout, therefore two more weeks of cancelled games far exceeds the current economic gap. It makes the NHL’s announcement of further game cancellations, including the 2013 All-Star Weekend, all the more unnecessary, and disappointing for all hockey fans – especially those in Columbus. The players remain ready to negotiate but we require a willing negotiating partner.”

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...I guess using the same theory, if the players are losing $9Million per day, it would only take 20 days for that gap to be closed as well.

and Ian White said Bettman is an idiot…?

Posted by Adanac on 11/23/12 at 04:26 PM ET


Posted by Adanac on 11/23/12 at 03:26 PM ET

Yes, but see, it was the NHL that rejected the proposal and then followed that up by choosing to cancel games that would lose them more than the difference.

Posted by Garth on 11/23/12 at 04:34 PM ET

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