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What Optimism?

from Mark Everson of the NY Post,

The word that came out of today’s NHL Board of Governors meeting is that optimism is overblown for a quick end to Owners’ Lockout III.

One of the hard-liners insisted there has been no moderation in the league’s demands, and indicated that hope raised by Tuesday’s owners/players meeting was irrational exuberance.

Governors were reluctant to comment on their Midtown meeting Wednesday, fearing hefty league fines, and while most maintained a generally sunny outlook, it is believed that the 10 hours of talk Tuesday did not deal in specifics on the key issue of the split of revenue.


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WingsFaninCO's avatar

Ahh yes.  There’s the turd in the chili I was looking for.  Thanks, Paul.

Posted by WingsFaninCO on 12/05/12 at 04:45 PM ET


‘Nah-na-nah-na-nah-na!  Can’t hear you!’

/covers ears (and eyes)

Posted by nosferatu from Albany, NY on 12/05/12 at 05:18 PM ET

George Malik's avatar

This is why I’m “hopeful but not optimistic.” The sides were very, very close to a deal just prior to the cancelation of the 04-05 season, and this time around, it’s hard for me to believe that the sides were so entrenched simply so Bettman could supposedly “grind the players down until December, and then get a deal done.”

The governors will be preaching a harder, harsher line, and they’re the ones who vote on this thing, with a supermajority needing to approve any non-Bettman-endorsed CBA.

Posted by George Malik from South Lyon, MI on 12/05/12 at 06:00 PM ET


The owners are not giving their franchises to Fehr.  Baseball surrendered, the other sports did not.

Posted by 13 user names on 12/05/12 at 09:27 PM ET

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