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Where The CBA Talks Stand As Of Tuesday Morning

from the CP with TSN Files,

The NHL wants to see everything put in writing.

With negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement seemingly at a stalemate, the league met with the NHL Players' Association on Monday night and requested that the union put all of its desires together into one complete offer.

"It's our position that we've made a couple comprehensive proposals in a row," said deputy commissioner Bill Daly. "We'd like to know where they are on all of the issues. We asked them to think about putting together a comprehensive proposal for us to consider. ...

"We've never heard a full proposal from them."

The union's response should dictate if the sides will formally start negotiating their way through the key issues.

A source close to the negotiations says there now seems to be a sense of urgency coming from the players and indications are the NHLPA is preparing a series of "give and take" proposals. If the NHLPA's series of proposals materializes and addresses some concerns, talks on contract issues will pick up.


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Of course the NHL wants everything in writing, it would appear obvious that they would begin to negotiate down from there. The NHLPA, if they do respond in writing, will present multiple proposals, because they aren’t stupid either and will explain that for every give on one issue, there needs to be a concession on another.

There is no way the NHLPA will agree to a 50/50 split without gaurantess on many of the contractual issues. Since they know once they formally agree to 50/50, the NHL will start cutting back on contract rights next.

Posted by hockey1919 from mid-atlantic on 11/20/12 at 10:36 AM ET

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