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The CBA Meeting Night Shift Post

May as well start a new post and hopefully after both sides return from dinner, we will have another negotiation meeting.

Nick Kypreos of Sportsnet reported the NHL is offering a 10 year CBA deal and Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe stated there is an "out" after 8 years.

Any thoughts on that bit of information or on how you feel the negotiations are progressing?

I will be updating this post as news from the CBA talks becomes available..

added 7:15pm, Uh oh.


added 8:35pm,


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Hopefully the players and owners just had a dinner as good as mine (chicken and waffles)—much better chance for success if they’re feeling fat and happy in some way other than the bulge of their wallets.

Posted by nosferatu from Albany, NY on 12/05/12 at 08:04 PM ET

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10 year deal with an 8th year out clause.  Is this the “fan” revision so they can lockout every CBA, just have the CBA’s longer in term so the fans care less because they aren’t so close apart?

I came here to ask the same thing.  If I was a player I’d insist on a longer term, since the owners have shown that no matter how well they (as a group) do, they’re going to shut down the league, plead poverty, and hold out their hands every time a CBA expires.

Posted by Savage Henry on 12/05/12 at 09:05 PM ET

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What percentage of the players will even be playing/viable in 8 years? What percentage of the owners?

Posted by The Hurricane on 12/05/12 at 09:19 PM ET

Dakkster's avatar

Give Bettman credit? The man has killed two seasons worth of hockey on his watch and it’s been his PRIMARY NEGOTIATING TACTIC. That man deserves no credit whatsoever. None at all. *#$%@& him and *#$%@& the owners.

Posted by Dakkster from Southern Sweden on 12/05/12 at 09:47 PM ET

dickshilling's avatar

#yoyo…you only YOLO once?

Posted by dickshilling on 12/05/12 at 11:04 PM ET

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IF a deal is reached I hope we atleast get 60 games. Gotta have something to get us through winter right? I dont really wanna resort to donuts and danish. Although, it is darn yummy.

Posted by NIVO from underpants gnome village on 12/05/12 at 11:09 PM ET


this just in, BIll Daly went to the men’s room AND DIDN’T WAS HIS HANDS!!  A DEAL IS IMMINENT!!!!

Posted by IceAce on 12/05/12 at 11:18 PM ET

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Bob McKenzie ‏
Two sides are talking on and off, it’s called negotiating. Nothing else to report for now. If that changes, we’ll pass it along.

Posted by Evilpens on 12/05/12 at 11:21 PM ET

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Wings beat writer St. James tweets,

Source: “Not looking great” after latest talks tonight between owners, players

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 12/05/12 at 11:29 PM ET

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I’m IMAGINING for Jeremy Jacobs’ this is about power and not business. I figure we’ve got another cup less year in the No Hockey Lockout.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 12/06/12 at 12:50 AM ET

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I attempted to fix some embed issues in this post but failed big time so some added posts were lost.

Sorry, but it was nothing really major but the flow is lost.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 12/06/12 at 09:36 AM ET

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