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  1. #381
    James Mirtle @mirtle
    You know what? That we're locked out right now (Dec. 7) doesn't surprise me. What does is that this isn't over money. At all.
    ^^ I'm with Mirtle. Who had money on the final battle being about contracting rights and the length of the CBA? (And ego, obviously, but that's less shocking.)

  2. #382
    OK, looking at the calendar, if the league wants its Jan 1st start date, they need to get training camp going by Christmas Eve or so. Which means they have two weeks to get a deal done. And there are still plenty of things to discuss once they get the big ones figured out... have they even started to talk about conference re-alignment?

    There is maybe about a week and a half-ish past Jan 1st where they can save a 48 game season, so that provides a little wiggle room, but not much. Gotta get back in the room soon.

    tick tock tick tock

  3. #383
    I'm so disheartened. What makes this situation even worse is the constant NBA focus in the media and in conversations with my friends. It's painful.

  4. #384
    It aint happening this year.

  5. #385
    They still have a few weeks to get a deal done. I think it'll happen.

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    Just to update, it appears the two sides are meeting tomorrow in a "secret" location. All very hush hush.

  7. #387
    Whenever they do get this all figured out, it is going to be crazy to see them get teams set up in time for the season to start, especially transition rules still very much up for discussion. Players to sign, others to come home and get ready to go, new rules to figure out and comply with, new cap... mad dash!

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    In the meantime, World Juniors. Canada's forward group is hard to fathom; RNH, MacKinnon, Huberdeau, Scheifele, Strome. Wow.
    Last edited by BigEastDeac; 12-11-2012 at 04:44 PM.

  9. #389
    so how many games season are we looking at?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marquee Moon View Post
    so how many games season are we looking at?
    Minimum 48.

  11. #391
    Quote Originally Posted by Deadbolt View Post
    Minimum 48.
    better than nothing i guess

    wouldnt feel as good about a stanley cup championship though (although i'd take it)
    Obsessed with RJK since 2005

  12. #392
    I don't know, given how long and grueling the playoffs are, I'd imagine this mess will be the last thing on the minds of the players and fans of the last team standing.

    Until Bettman hands out the Cup, that is. (BOOOOOOOOOO)
    Last edited by avalon; 12-11-2012 at 04:51 PM.

  13. #393
    Quote Originally Posted by Marquee Moon View Post
    better than nothing i guess

    wouldnt feel as good about a stanley cup championship though (although i'd take it)
    Trust me, as a Redskins fan you would feel just as good about the Cup as you would any other year. Two of our Super Bowls were during work stoppage years and they are not cheapened in the least IMO.

  14. #394
    Hahaha, the top secret location was the office of the mediator, and the press is now there waiting for updates from the two parties.

    Anyway, get comfortable, looks like this one is going to the brink.

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    The two sides met with the mediator separately yesterday. The players were apparently discouraged enough with what was filtering through that a bunch left town thinking it was a waste of time. (No owners attended at all, so maybe they thought it was a waste of time from the get go.) But the mediator is meeting with the NHLPA this morning.

    I did think this was interesting, if only because Dreger has a rep for being the league's mouthpiece:

    Darren Dreger @Darren Dreger
    NHL has delivered the message it is pretty much a take it or leave it, however, that doesn't mean the league won't trade on certain things.
    So the league's offer is take it or leave it, but that doesn't mean that it is take it or leave it. Make sense?

    Friedman: Sides in NHL dispute need to push things to the brink

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkinsNDeacs View Post
    Updates?
    Both sides met individually with federal mediators yesterday. No progress. Feds saying the two sides will not be brought together again until a deal is imminent.

    Edit: Avalon beat me by a few seconds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by avalon View Post
    The two sides met with the mediator separately yesterday. The players were apparently discouraged enough with what was filtering through that a bunch left town thinking it was a waste of time. (No owners attended at all, so maybe they thought it was a waste of time from the get go.) But the mediator is meeting with the NHLPA this morning.

    I did think this was interesting, if only because Dreger has a rep for being the league's mouthpiece:



    So the league's offer is take it or leave it, but that doesn't mean that it is take it or leave it. Make sense?

    Friedman: Sides in NHL dispute need to push things to the brink
    It makes about as much sense as the NHLPA's key issue which changes every time the NHL capitulates on something.

  19. #399
    I just don't see them coming together in time to save the season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkinsNDeacs View Post
    I just don't see them coming together in time to save the season.
    Die hards aside, i don't think a lot of people care.

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