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12-05-2012, 02:38 PM
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Not to be a buzzkill, but best scenario I see is 5-8 days before a deal (if) gets done. Then short camp, 5-7 days. Progress good. Process.
For the final on paper deal, yes. It takes time to write up.

An agreement in principle should be done faster than that if this is truly serious.

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A two page discussion of greater than/less than. We need hockey...

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12-05-2012, 02:40 PM
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I wouldn't be surprised to see an agreement in principle this Friday then spending the weekend + monday to get it Ratified ect.

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A two page discussion of greater than/less than. We need hockey...
Agreed. But I'd say that it's a step up from yesterday's discussion on whether the lights were on in the NHL store.

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For the final on paper deal, yes. It takes time to write up.

An agreement in principle should be done faster than that if this is truly serious.
Agreed, the ratification will take a bit of time but to agree in principle to a deal shouldn't take that long considering the pace of talks.

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12-05-2012, 02:52 PM
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Not to be a buzzkill, but best scenario I see is 5-8 days before a deal (if) gets done. Then short camp, 5-7 days. Progress good. Process.
Nice to see KPD come out from under his rock. Good writer w/ connections but is very pessimistic and grouchy

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Just saw Craig Adams leaving the hotel with his luggage. He was alone and no sign the meeting is even close to being done.

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Your avatar is the only viable response to this post.

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They could have a deal in principle as they'll need time to get the players coming back and opening campms. It would take days or weeks for lawyers to go over a few hundred page document(last CBA was a few hundred pages I believe).
If they agree in principle they head back to camp and start the season. The last CBA final document wasn't signed until the first season of the new CBA ended. Just for everbody's information.

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More Adams on Crosby: "Obviously, he continues to stay involved and engaged. ... The other players are glad to have him in there."

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Adams, on Crosby role in talks: "I’m not going to get into it, other than the fact he’s been very involved in the process throughout."




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Adams, on Burkle role: "Without going too much into what's going on inside the room ... I can definitely say I was glad to have Ron there."


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Penguins player rep Craig Adams' cautious assessment: "I’m done trying to be optimistic or pessimistic or predict where (talks) are going."

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Toews left the meeting, too, per Ward.

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Jonathan Toews and Craig Adams have left the CBA meetings in NYC due to prior commitments. #TSN

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If players are starting to leave then could that mean they're going away to get in touch with teams players to let them know to get ready?

Edit: Buzzkill from above Prior commitments. N/M.

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If players are starting to leave then could that mean they're going away to get in touch with teams players to let them know to get ready?
I love the optimism on here today.

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If players are starting to leave then could that mean they're going away to get in touch with teams players to let them know to get ready?
Or its prior commitments like Aaron Ward reported.

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12-05-2012, 03:08 PM
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Jonathan Toews and Craig Adams have left the CBA meetings in NYC due to prior commitments. #TSN
I don't understand what "Prior Commitments" could possibly be.

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Just saw Craig Adams leaving the hotel with his luggage. He was alone and no sign the meeting is even close to being done.
Now I guess Toews left too. They must have brought in Donald trump and one by one he is firing people out of the meetings until 1 owner and 1 player are left to negotiate the whole deal...


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12-05-2012, 03:09 PM
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We're all blowing hard in this hope balloon in hopes it takes to the air, here. I just hope none of the people involved in the talks will take a needle to it.

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I don't understand what "Prior Commitments" could possibly be.
Maybe a charity or something personnel.

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if they have to have 61 games, they will have 61 games even though i think its really pushing it with the schedule
The Flames have 53 games scheduled from December 22 to April 13.

Tacking on an extra 8 games (to hit 61) during the cancelled all-star break and a week or two at the end of the season isn't outside the realm of possibility.

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12-05-2012, 03:11 PM
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I don't understand what "Prior Commitments" could possibly be.
Players have lives outside the NHL......

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I don't understand what "Prior Commitments" could possibly be.
Family time, especially for Adams.

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12-05-2012, 03:13 PM
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Players have lives outside the NHL......
I understand that, but it's 4 PM Eastern time and this lockout affects a lot of people, and there's opportunity to hammer it out. Toews has been very vocal throughout this process, and it just strikes me as odd that he's leaving the meetings early.

Maybe it's nothing, though. None of us know for sure.

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12-05-2012, 03:14 PM
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Penguins player rep Craig Adams' cautious assessment: "I’m done trying to be optimistic or pessimistic or predict where (talks) are going."
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Adams, on Burkle role: "Without going too much into what's going on inside the room ... I can definitely say I was glad to have Ron there."
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Adams, on Crosby role in talks: "I’m not going to get into it, other than the fact he’s been very involved in the process throughout."
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More Adams on Crosby: "Obviously, he continues to stay involved and engaged. ... The other players are glad to have him in there."

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