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Evening Update From CBA Meeting

The earlier post was getting lengthy, so all updates from this evening will be posted here.


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from Elliotte Friedman of CBC,

Right now (7:14pm), it sounds like both sides seem to be saying they will not fully concede on any of the outstanding issues. For example, the last known proposals on the 2013-14 salary cap were $60 million (league) and $65 million (players). Assuming the above premise is correct, that means both the NHL and NHLPA are saying, "We're not coming all the way to your side. But we'll talk about what's between those numbers."

So, when you add outstanding issues like next season's cap, contract term limits (which already are tight together) and variance to the passion both sides have shown in fighting for these positions, you can see the potential potholes. 

read on

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All these concessions are going to make it pretty tough to demonstrate the NHL didn’t make any concessions if the PA tries to go through the courts.

Posted by HockeyinHD on 01/05/13 at 08:34 PM ET

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Michael Russo tweets,

According to #NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly, meeting began at 12:45 ET today and there has been “slow progress.”

Daly in email: “We hope to continue meeting to resolve as many open issues as we possibly can in pursuit of an agreement.” #nhl

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 01/05/13 at 08:58 PM ET

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Louis Jean tweet,

Bill Daly on reluctance to end talks for the night “No reason to break off at this point. We will keep going as long as it makes sense.

“As soon as it doesn’t, or it may be counterproductive, we will break off.”

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 01/05/13 at 10:02 PM ET

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“@7BOOMERESIASON: My sources telling me, #NHL good to go. Let’s get it on boys! #NYR”


Posted by Evilpens on 01/05/13 at 11:00 PM ET


All these concessions


Posted by Garth on 01/06/13 at 02:13 AM ET

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