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Trying To Find Common Ground

from Chris Johnston of the CP at Canada.com,

According to sports management professor Aubrey Kent of Temple University, both sides have a valid reason to claim that they are in the right when it comes to their ongoing labour dispute.

"For me, the whole issue comes down to perspective," Kent said Wednesday in an interview. "Players feel as though they're being bullied and strong-armed and having things taken away -- I can see that that's a legitimate perspective. Owners feel from a dollar-value perspective that the next seven years they've offered would be far more lucrative than the previous seven years were, even as good as that was.

"And if you crunch the numbers, that's actually true as well."

No wonder the sides remain so entrenched in their positions.

They met separately with mediators Scot L. Beckenbaugh and John Sweeney on Wednesday afternoon at an undisclosed location -- something Kent didn't anticipate would result in a "seismic" shift in perspective from either side. The non-binding sessions were intended to try and help the sides find some common ground.

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Dude, that picture of Bettman above the article is priceless.

Gonna try and embed it.

Bettman face

Posted by larry on 11/28/12 at 07:42 PM ET

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That picture sums it up: this is about Gary and a handful of old school owners. He will make history, and if it means nuking another season, then so be it.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 11/28/12 at 08:06 PM ET

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Reports are meeting again tomorrow.

Basically there is a new blackout as opposed to a news lockout, so we won’t be hearing much about these meetings.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 11/28/12 at 08:37 PM ET

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Basically there is a new blackout as opposed to a news lockout

Paul, can we call this a news strike? Since Strike and Lockout are the same exact thing?

Posted by hockey1919 from mid-atlantic on 11/29/12 at 12:45 PM ET

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