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12-03-2012, 11:07 PM
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Pretty sure thats a replay from before the Burton report.

If the TSN crew is reporting lockout news at midnight, they're only doing it live if Bettman is holding a press conference announcing a deal is done.
Guess that makes sense. It's.9 pm here

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12-03-2012, 11:08 PM
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Steve Burton broke Kessel's cancer and Thomas' hiatus. Haggs wishes he could hold Burton's jock. He covers football but he knows his hockey. Burton is the best sportscaster in Boston IMO.
Well put Aly. Agreed. Burton is one of the better sports guys in Boston, so i take what he says to usually be quite accurate. We'll see i guess, only time will tell.

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Roachie needs a new do and someone needs to feed Breer. Levin Reid sounds like Michael Clark Duncan.

L-R: Steve Burton, Bert Breer (NFL insider), Dan Roache (Red Sox insider), Levin Reid ( well respected, well rounded reporter)
That's Mike Reiss from ESPN Boston, not Bert Breer

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You are correct.

I remember it well - it broke during the TB/BOS series, I believe it was game 3 and TSN was broadcasting it. Dreger came on during an intermission and threw cold water on it.

Bettman was at that game in TB and TSN showed him with his glasses on looking at his phone and bobbing his head in disapproval as he was probably reading Brunet's report.
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JJ not taking his calls?
hey, you been around- you know how THIS could happen....Burton probably has everyones cell phone number for one, and two- like JJ is going to not talk

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12-03-2012, 11:09 PM
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Now past midnight, I don't think we'll have any update on this until sun rises. Not from the highly credible guys anyways.

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12-03-2012, 11:10 PM
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whether this report leads to anything at all, the fact that a secret meeting took place today and progress was supposively made is a WONDERFUL thing. baby steps...

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12-03-2012, 11:12 PM
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You are correct.

I remember it well - it broke during the TB/BOS series, I believe it was game 3 and TSN was broadcasting it. Dreger came on during an intermission and threw cold water on it.

Bettman was at that game in TB and TSN showed him with his glasses on looking at his phone and bobbing his head in disapproval as he was probably reading Brunet's report.
That's a good point - they DENIED it, didn't they.

So there you have it. History has shown dreger may not be the true litmus test for this news.

I'm not getting my hopes up, but MAN, am I getting my hopes up.

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12-03-2012, 11:13 PM
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On one hand you would expect progress to be made at a "secret" meeting instead of the usual hyped up meeting used by both sides to try and score PR points on each other

On the other hand there is no evidence that there was a meeting.....which means that there wasn't a widespread "leak"

So we really just have to wait and see what happens

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12-03-2012, 11:13 PM
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Well this guy's gonna look real stupid if he's wrong

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12-03-2012, 11:16 PM
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That's Mike Reiss from ESPN Boston, not Bert Breer
My bad. They look the same to me lol.

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12-03-2012, 11:17 PM
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I'm skeptical, but I will say this... It wouldn't surprise me if the first "end of the lockout" news comes out of Boston.

Maybe the Mayans predicted the end of the lockout on December 21st instead?

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12-03-2012, 11:21 PM
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Just for the heck of it, I went on Twitter and looked at all the reporters and insiders whose accounts I stopped following after the Friday-night hijinks a month back. None of them seem to be talking about the NHL at all tonight, never mind the Burton report. This leads to three possible conclusions:

1) The report is such balderdash they aren't even going to give it the time of day;

2) They're madly trying to confirm or deny it and can't find anything out;

3) Somebody on high has given the word for all of them to clam up for now.

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12-03-2012, 11:22 PM
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12-03-2012, 11:26 PM
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Just for the heck of it, I went on Twitter and looked at all the reporters and insiders whose accounts I stopped following after the Friday-night hijinks a month back. None of them seem to be talking about the NHL at all tonight, never mind the Burton report. This leads to three possible conclusions:

1) The report is such balderdash they aren't even going to give it the time of day;

2) They're madly trying to confirm or deny it and can't find anything out;

3) Somebody on high has given the word for all of them to clam up for now.
Wont be #1, I've seen guys like mckenzie shoot down way smaller and sillier rumors than this.

a fairly credible boston sports guy says significant progress was made in a secret meeting, I would hope they are attempting to get more info on this.

Could very well be #3 until tomorrows meeting

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12-03-2012, 11:27 PM
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Just real curious why Bob or Darren haven't shot this down.

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Conspiracy theory
Not saying Burton is right or anything, but this meeting could be to finish the deal with owners/players to go over the specs without Bettman or Fehr.

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Clearly if this is true, it was actually secret for once.

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Just real curious why Bob or Darren haven't shot this down.
That's what has everyone thinking. If it had no substance to it, you'd think one of the top guys would have shot it down already.

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You are correct.

I remember it well - it broke during the TB/BOS series, I believe it was game 3 and TSN was broadcasting it. Dreger came on during an intermission and threw cold water on it.

Bettman was at that game in TB and TSN showed him with his glasses on looking at his phone and bobbing his head in disapproval as he was probably reading Brunet's report.
Video of said intermission report

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12-03-2012, 11:32 PM
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Guys is this proven a bust or is there more info on it? I'd check the news link but that's really slow

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12-03-2012, 11:33 PM
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That's a good point - they DENIED it, didn't they.

So there you have it. History has shown dreger may not be the true litmus test for this news.

I'm not getting my hopes up, but MAN, am I getting my hopes up.
Proof of what I was talking about from that night:

http://torontosportsmedia.com/sports...est-hour/10635

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It was so fast, so furious that I forgot there was actually a playoff game going on. TSN must have shown Bettman’s mug at the game 5 times (kind of ironic given the fact that the network took the stance that the story wasn’t accurate).
Edit: And there's video proof.

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12-03-2012, 11:37 PM
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It sucks because my optimism is slowly rising the longer this goes on without getting shot down....

I know it probably isn't true but damn it I want it to be

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