2012-13 Lockout Discussion Part V: The "Back to square one" Edition
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10-24-2012, 07:10 PM
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: New York
They can't even agree why there was no meeting today
English translation of an article written by Renaud Lavoie
At the same time, Steve Fehr, who was in contact with Bill Daly told him that the league should not conclude that by adjusting the definition of "make-whole" there was an agreement on the rest of the collective agreement.
The interpretation of Bill Daly is quite different. In an email, the Deputy Commissioner of the NHL told me that he refused to meet with the players' association because Steve Fehr told him that the league should not have the illusion that the negotiations would be the latest offering in the NHL.
Lavoie thinks a full 82 game season is still possible
Even if the day of 25 October will pass without an agreement for a 82-game season begins November 2, this does not mean that there is no hope.
But time is running out. It is essential that both parties meet at the negotiating table and an agreement occurs by 2 or 3 November. If the talks are in neutral, as is currently the case, there will be no hope possible.
Allow me to doubt it. An agreement is really possible, but it will require both parties to plunder their pride for the good of the industry.
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