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Larry Brooks On Yesterday’s CBA Meeting

Today's CBA meeting is scheduled to begin at 1:00pm somewhere in the Manhattan area.

In the meantime, you can reflect on the words of Larry Brooks...

 

 

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unbelievable, why do I still care??

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 11/07/12 at 01:16 PM ET

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Brooks is a schill to the players so I wouldn’t doubt this seed was planted in order to keep the owners believing they were close.
Both sides will try to squeeze as much as they can from either side before anything gets signed.

A deal will happen and hockey will commence by US Thanksgiving. The NHL does not want to give out a free 11th season to NBC if they can help it.

Posted by Hank1974 on 11/07/12 at 02:50 PM ET

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A deal will happen and hockey will commence by US Thanksgiving. The NHL does not want to give out a free 11th season to NBC if they can help it.

Absolutely.

Posted by Garth on 11/07/12 at 03:17 PM ET

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A deal will happen and hockey will commence by US Thanksgiving. The NHL does not want to give out a free 11th season to NBC if they can help it.

That’s what I tend to believe.

I cannot fathom the NHL kicking NBC to the curb so early into their deal.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 11/07/12 at 04:06 PM ET

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NHL kicking NBC to the curb

It isn’t so much kicking to the curb, it is the fact that they would get paid this year as lockout insurance, but then have to give NBC a free year in ten years time.  If the NHL plan works like I think it does, the NHL is planning on moving a pair of teams to better markets, will have lower costs through the current CBA and be looking at a more stable product to offer on the open market in what would be year 11 of the TV deal. That back end year is going to be worth much more than it is now.

Brooks is a schill for the players so I wouldn’t doubt this seed was planted in order to keep the owners believing they were close.

If anything, I think Brooks was closer to the truth yesterday.  After reading Friedman’s piece,  any indication by the players that they may be ready to make a deal or that they are close may embolden the NHL to ask for more as was the case with MLB. Brooks may have gotten the word last night to tone down how agreeable the NHLPA may be to any proposed deals on the table.

Posted by hockey1919 from mid-atlantic on 11/07/12 at 04:37 PM ET

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It won’t really be a free 11th year.  The longer this goes the firmer the NHL will have to be on their offer.

Whatever the players lose is gone forever.  Whatever the owners lose they will make back over the term of the deal if they get the right amount back from the players, and that number gets higher and higher the longer this goes.  That’s why the NHL pulled their last deal off the table.  The time frame dictates what they can take and hit the targets they’ve set.  The longer this goes, the more those numbers change… and not at all in the NHLPA’s favor.

Posted by HockeyinHD on 11/07/12 at 07:11 PM ET

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