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Will They Ever Meet Again?

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post, 

The NHL has rejected the NHLPA’s request to convene to discuss “non-core” economic issues in the wake of the breakdown of talks last Friday.

“We actually don’t think that meeting on the other issues while the main economic issues remain uncertain would be particularly constructive or productive in terms of resolving those issues,” deputy commissioner Bill Daly wrote in an email to The Post. “A lot has already been done and most of those issues are teed up for resolution if the main issues can be addressed.”

The Post has learned the NHL proposals feature a “management rights” clause under which the league would assume unilateral power over issues including realignment, scheduling and playoff format.

The union refused to give its assent last year to the league’s proposed realignment plan for 2012-13 that would have created a four-conference (division) format, with attendant changes in scheduling and playoff structure.

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They will and they will reach an agreement.  Please everyone stop obsessing about this until they do.

The fans are not a factor in all this.  Neither side gives a passing thought about you.

I will be back when it’s done.  So will all of you.  Please no more Jack Todd either.  He’s a bitter whack job.

Posted by 13 user names on 09/05/12 at 12:38 PM ET

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