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*Official* CBA Negotiations and Lockout Thread

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#CBA NHL commissioner Gary Bettman just spoke. Made it very clear the league intends to lock out if no deal is reached by Sept 15

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Bettman on CBA: “The owners will not play another year under the current agreement”:

With labor negotiations heating up, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman echoed the owners’ refusal to play another season under the current CBA.

“We reiterated to the union that the owners will not play another year under the current agreement,” Bettman told reporters following Thursday’s meetings.

This statement is significant regarding the agreement’s expiration date — Sept. 15.

NHLPA boss Donald Fehr has stated repeatedly that Sept. 15 “is not a magic date unless someone wants to make it so.”

“There’s nothing magic about Sept. 15. The law is that if you don’t have a new agreement, and as long as both sides are willing to keep negotiating, you can continue to play under the terms of the old one until you reach an agreement,” Fehr said back in late June. “All I know is that in baseball, there were any number of occasions in which we played while the parties were continuing to negotiate.”

Jesse Spector of The Sporting News pressed the commissioner further on the issue of continuing under the current CBA.

“Asked Bettman if NHL could operate if deal was close — crossing t’s, dotting i’s — on 9/15,” Spector tweeted. “He said if they were close, they’d get it done.”

The owners’ stance on not extending the current bargaining agreement means Sept. 15 is essentially a lockout date.

In other CBA-related news from today:

– Fehr said there’s a “meaningful gulf” between the two sides on revenue sharing.

– From ESPN’s Katie Strang: “NHLPA made a presentation in response to league’s proposed revenue-sharing system today. Counter-proposal coming Tuesday.”

http://prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com/2012/08/09/bettman-on-cba-the-owners-will-not-play-another-year-under-the-current-agreement/

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Bettman says they'll lock out, Donald Fehr says that his side is willing to not lockout and continue negotiating. I believe Bettman but appreciate Fehr's attempts to appear reasonable.

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Just agree to terms on a new CBA, and fold Phoenix. Just get it done already. I can't go a year+ without hockey.

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Absolutely moronic. Two lockouts in 10 years. It took long enough for the NHL to recover following the last lockout. It's not like it's basketball in the US where they crave it so badly, it can withstand a layoff. It will alienate all the fans it worked so hard to get back.

That said... Bettman saying this is just posturing.

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i say, we need a betterman....instead of this bs, they should just say, hockey is cancelled till further notice...

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This shouldn't be a surprise to anyone.

The CBA expires on September 15th. Why would they not lock out the players if there was no deal in place by that day?

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Nothing wrong with Bettman's stance IMO. The CBA has some loopholes that need to be closed, ie: cap circumvention. The revenue sharing needs to be revised to match other leagues. It needs to be at least 50/50. If there needs to be a lockout then so be it.

At least the league will be healthier going forward. I can take a couple of months delay in start to the season in exchange for long-term health of the NHL.

The only way to really put pressure on the players and let them know the league is serious is by threatening and following thru with a lockout. Nothing will get their attention like a few missed pay cheques.

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YAY!!! LOCKOUT - I am so happy, thank you thank you Bettman you are truly a gentleman and a scholar and all that is good about the corporate world!! :bigblush:

Obviously it is a negotiating tactic as the players have a lot more to lose from a year off of hockey than the owners who probably have multiple streams of income and revenue from other endeavors.

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These Canadian owners should be screaming blue-bloody murder with HIS decision. But, I guess 7 healthy, prosperous, and functioning teams mean little to this man.

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I was going to suggest that a year without the NHL is an excellent time to get re-acquainted with the local junior team but, your profile says you live in PG. :lol: Better hope they resolve this thing!

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The Cougars were the last BC team to win the Stanley Cup.

Go Cougars Go!!!

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Too bad the NFL wasn't more spaced out...at least Sundays will be booked till January

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One more nail in the coffin of what the NHL used to be.

Greed is killing what was the greatest sport.

The insistence to have and maintain franchises in non-hockey markets together with the greed of the owners is destroying the product.

How unfirtunate there isn't an alternative for pro hockey in NA. If there was, the NHL owners and their incompetent a$$ of a CEO would all be singing a different tune.

I've been a hockey fan since I was being held by my gramps to watch games in black and white. The combination of all the politics, greed and BS rule changes is making me have second thoughts of whether the NHL is even worth my time.

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Interesting and makes sense

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YAY!!! LOCKOUT - I am so happy, thank you thank you Bettman you are truly a gentleman and a scholar and all that is good about the corporate world!! :bigblush:

Obviously it is a negotiating tactic as the players have a lot more to lose from a year off of hockey than the owners who probably have multiple streams of income and revenue from other endeavors.

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People yelling at Bettman are dumb dumb dumb. Just looking for a scapegoat. Like usual.

Nothing has happened yet.

The NHL has not locked out yet.

Calm your genitalia.

This may just be a negotiating tactic.

The players may be acting like greedy d-bags.

We don't know.

Same crowd who always gets mad at a Canuck who decides to take the team to arbitration.

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And does anyone still believe that the season will start in October?

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