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11-16-2012, 11:54 AM
Stewie Griffin
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Originally Posted by iceblue View Post
Whatever happened to the idea of an arbitrator or mediator? Seems like both the NHL and NHLPA were examining the idea although I think I recall Bettman saying it was not urgent enough yet (several weeks ago). Seems pretty urgent to me. But there lies the rub. I am just a fan and want hockey back. These clowns (on both sides)don't seem to share my sense of urgency.
I don't think the PA ever indicated they would like to bring in a third party mediator.

Either way, the NHL would spend the mediation process pointing at how well things work in the NBA / NFL with their 50/50 splits (thereabouts) while the PA would be extolling the benefits of the MLB system. I think a mediator would wind up setting things back, not moving them forward.

I doubt either side agrees to binding arbitration.

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