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Trying To Bridge The Gap

from Katie Strang of ESPN, 

Without divulging specifics, Fehr said the two had discussed ways for the league and union to bridge the gap and make some progress on brokering a new deal.

I spent a few minutes with Gary talking about the overall situation, and we agreed to keep in touch," Fehr said. "I'm sure we'll talk again tomorrow.

"I'm not going to talk about the specifics, but in general, we're trying to discuss, 'How do we find a way to make an agreement? How do we bridge the gaps on the major issues that are between us?' The kind of things you'd hope we'd talk about."

In the larger group meeting, the two sides are focusing on the current interpretation of hockey-related revenue and what that definition encompasses.

No numbers or percentages were swapped with respect to the share each side should receive -- the main sticking point causing the current impasse -- but there was dialogue to determine what exactly should be included as part of the pie that ultimately will be divided.

"I'm not sure we've identified discrepancies," NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said. "What we're trying to do today is create certainty on interpretations we've had over the past seven years of this CBA's operation, so we're really just looking to codify interpretations going ahead."

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OlderThanChelios's avatar

Bill Daly said. “What we’re trying to do today is create certainty on interpretations we’ve had over the past seven years of this CBA’s operation, so we’re really just looking to codify interpretations going ahead.”

That’s lawyer tak in the the extreme. So, in plain English…“Blah, blah, blah, we want the players stripped naked and bent over the side rail taking it up the wazoo until they moo like the cattle they are.”

At this point, I’m so sick of the “Butthead Team” that I’d rather see NHL hockey ended once and for all before I’d want to see the players given in to these assholes. Let the players form a new league if they have to. But never again let the Garden Gnome and his minions (and overloards) dictate the nature of the game we love.


Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 09/29/12 at 11:46 PM ET

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