Lockout Thread II
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01-03-2013, 12:11 AM
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So its after 12est and no DOI filled.
It hasn't been announced but if the PA had filed I can't imagine that the NHL would spend one second negotiating with him so call it a safe assumption that the PA is still negotiating.
Is this a good thing? Yes. No answer tonight without filing a DOI is a very good sign. Not as good as announcing a deal but it does indicate that the PA has given up one of its primary chips in forcing the NHL to the table and the only real reason to do that is if they see a deal coming together.
Now they can file a DOI whenever they want (the NHLPA) but it would take another majority vote from its members and that might not fly so well this time around. Allot of players are at the "get the blinking job done" stage right now and wouldn't want to go through the entire process again unless they had no other choice.
Everyone around both sides are leaking that it will get done and as long as it happens by Sunday we are all good all the way around.
Baby Steps Baby Steps through the door....
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