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The Commissioner For The Owners Suggests A Two Week Break

from the CP with TSN Files,

After a lockout spanning almost nine weeks, about the only thing the NHL and NHL Players' Association are talking about is taking a break.

Commissioner Gary Bettman has proposed placing a two-week moratorium on talks after NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr told him that he didn't know how the sides could proceed, multiple sources told The Canadian Press on Thursday night.

The offer was made during a phone conversation on Wednesday and didn't produce an answer. According to the sources, Fehr told Bettman he would need to bounce the idea off his membership before responding.

"We are extremely disappointed in where we and the Players find ourselves," deputy commissioner Bill Daly said Thursday evening. "And from our perspective, we have made repeated moves in the Players' direction with absolutely no reciprocation.  Unfortunately, we have determined we are involved with Union leadership that has no genuine interest in reaching an agreement.  Regardless of what we propose, or how we suggest to compromise the answer is "no."  At some point you just have to say "enough is enough."


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And from our perspective, we have made repeated moves in the Players’ direction with absolutely no reciprocation.

So the owners place no value on going from a 57/43 revenue share to 50/50? What an idiot I am, all along I thought it was about the money.

The contracting rights, in essence, really have no bearing on the owners and their profits. It just determines how the NHLPA divvies up their share of the money, so I don’t understand why the owners even care.  Outside of the ability to hide contracts in the minors which again would fall under how the 50/50 split is determined and not individual contracting rights.

Posted by hockey1919 from mid-atlantic on 11/16/12 at 12:21 PM ET

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