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Refusing To Negotiate

via Jordan Shifman (fan post of the day) at CBC,

"No point meeting at this point": Bettman on NHL labour talks

In other words..."it's our way or the highway" The NHL is not willing to negotiate, Bettman and the owners aren't willing to listen to any offers other than their own. The NHLPA made the last 3 offers, all offering a 50/50 split of revenues, all turned down in less than 15 minutes. Was that even enough time to read them?? It's the NHL's turn to make an offer or at least listen to what the other side is saying.

"There is a major divide between the sides over how to deal with existing player contracts." What is the problem here? How to deal with existing player contracts is to honor them whether you like it or not. The owners had no problem signing these ridiculous contracts and now they don't want to honor them?

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Heaton's avatar

Mom can I stay up for 15 more minutes?

Mom can I stay up for 900 more seconds?

Mom can I stay up for 900000 more milliseconds?

Those were essentially the PA’s last ‘3 proposals’.

Posted by Heaton on 10/25/12 at 03:13 PM ET


And the NHL’s position is we’ll begin negotiations once you agree to all of our terms.

Posted by jwad on 10/25/12 at 03:22 PM ET


I do not get what the players don’t understand… it’s their puck, it’s their ice, it’s their jersey, you have to work off their proposal. 

There are two kinds of people, ones that sign the paycheck on the front, and ones that sign the paycheck on the back.  The ones that sign the paycheck on the front ALWAYS win.

Get a clue NHLPA!

Posted by BuffFan on 10/25/12 at 03:24 PM ET

Paul's avatar

The first two comments tell us exactly where we are in these negotiations.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 10/25/12 at 03:24 PM ET

redxblack's avatar

Without the players, there is no league. Without the nhl, the KHL, AHL, elite leagues, etc just get better and better.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 10/25/12 at 10:19 PM ET

redxblack's avatar

Oh, and the 1st 2 comments on this thread =GOLD!

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 10/25/12 at 10:19 PM ET

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