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from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

Daly said in an email to QMI Agency Tuesday that NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr is trying to bide his time to see if he can get his best deal for the players when the loss of the whole regular season is truly on the line.

But Daly also admitted a meeting wouldn't solve much because the NHL isn't going to go any further than the offer tabled two weeks ago in New York as the massive losses continue to mount for both sides.

"It disappoints me and saddens me because it's just more days lost," wrote Daly. "But, I'm not sure what meeting does from our side. There is nothing left to give and its clear Don is aiming toward a 'deadline' showdown."

Whether the league is going to give Fehr a deadline is up in the air. There has been talk Bettman is getting ready to give Fehr a "drop-dead" date to save a 48-game schedule in the near future. It may be required to get back to the table.

NHL officials believe Fehr has told the players to be patient and the NHL will bend.

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Red Winger's avatar

NHL officials believe Fehr has told the players to be patient and the NHL will bend.

...because the owners are the truly greedy ones here, and the players just want to get back to the game they love and the fans they apprec ...

...wait…

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 12/18/12 at 08:08 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Needing a two-thirds majority to have the ability to file a disclaimer of interest in an attempt to challenge anti-trust laws in the United States, the players started casting ballots Sunday and the results will be known Friday.

I should go to the sportsbooks here in Vegas and place a bet on which side gets bent over and spanked with a Singaporean cane.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 12/18/12 at 08:11 PM ET

Savage Henry's avatar

I should go to the sportsbooks here in Vegas and place a bet on which side gets bent over and spanked with a Singaporean cane.

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That’s how they can make up the lost revenue!  Auction off swings with a cane (Singapore-style!) at Bettman, Fehr, etc.  I’m sure they could bring in enough revenue to offset Phoenix’s operating losses for at least a week or two!

Posted by Savage Henry on 12/18/12 at 08:34 PM ET

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SYF—

I’ll go with Option 3: both.  And it’ll be by the fans.  I don’t think it’s going to be pretty once these idiots resolve this dispute, whenever that might be.

Posted by nosferatu from Albany, NY on 12/18/12 at 08:37 PM ET

HockeytownOverhaul's avatar

SH, LOVE IT.  I’m sure we could close that dollar gap in no time.

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 12/18/12 at 08:58 PM ET

SYF's avatar

That’s how they can make up the lost revenue!  Auction off swings with a cane (Singapore-style!) at Bettman, Fehr, etc.  I’m sure they could bring in enough revenue to offset Phoenix’s operating losses for at least a week or two!

Posted by Savage Henry on 12/18/12 at 08:34 PM ET

SYF—

I’ll go with Option 3: both.  And it’ll be by the fans.  I don’t think it’s going to be pretty once these idiots resolve this dispute, whenever that might be.

Posted by nosferatu from Albany, NY on 12/18/12 at 08:37 PM ET

Love it, gents.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 12/18/12 at 09:38 PM ET

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... because the NHL isn’t going to go any further than the offer tabled two weeks ago in New York…

Yeah, this is really a negotiation now, right?

NHL officials believe Fehr has told the players to be patient and the NHL will bend.

NHL officials believe? PR Spin Machine, activate! Form of: Pointing Finger!

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 12/19/12 at 09:05 AM ET

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  NHL officials believe Fehr has told the players to be patient and the NHL will bend.

...because the owners are the truly greedy ones here, and the players just want to get back to the game they love and the fans they apprec ...

...wait…

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 12/18/12 at 08:08 PM ET

Yes, I put full faith in the accuracy of “NHL officials’” account of what they presume Don Fehr is telling the players.

Jesus, do you people think these owners are going to invite you over to their mansions and let you drive their Ferraris if you white knight for them on the internet?

Posted by Mandingo from The Garage on 12/19/12 at 09:29 AM ET

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Jesus, do you people think these owners are going to invite you over to their mansions and let you drive their Ferraris if you white knight for them on the internet?

Well, I did get invited over but it was to wash the Ferrari… and don’t call me Jesus. cheese

Posted by calquake on 12/19/12 at 11:32 AM ET

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Well, I did get invited over but it was to wash the Ferrari… and don’t call me Jesus. cheese

Posted by calquake on 12/19/12 at 11:32 AM ET

NOBODY *#$%@& with the Jesus.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 12/19/12 at 11:57 AM ET

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An internet report that I am making up as I type stated that the NHL leadership has told the owners that by blaming Fehr the public will side with us even though we imposed the lockout.

Posted by hockey1919 from mid-atlantic on 12/19/12 at 12:09 PM ET

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Well, I did get invited over but it was to wash the Ferrari… and don’t call me Jesus.

Posted by calquake on 12/19/12 at 11:32 AM ET

Did they ask you to cut the grass, too?

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 12/19/12 at 12:34 PM ET

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Did they ask you to cut the grass, too?

Yes but it had already been “stepped on” a couple of times.

Posted by calquake on 12/19/12 at 02:48 PM ET

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