Got this idea today that it may be fun to flashback to some of our posts of the last 4 + years (crazy it’s been that long, right?) and see what we were talking about at this time…then…kind of like… Read More ›
Negotiations are fluid. There are ebbs and flows. There are hard stops and steady rolls. Every negotiation of a large-scale reaches a point of no return. That “point” in the NHL vs. NHLPA CBA negotiations is the season cancellation. The… Read More ›
Look at Donald Fehr in this CBC article. He understands the importance of well-educated enforcers. update – fuckers changed the picture There is Twitter talk from the pundits the two sides are closer than they have been and the NHLPA… Read More ›
Donald Fehr and Gary Bettman, each having received a message from Santa Claus, arrive at the North Pole for Santa’s requested meeting. They sit in Santa’s office.
The most complicated contracts generally come down to simple and core principles. I was pleased to finally see some emotion in these negotiations. The fact Gary Bettman looked like he may cry tells me there is finally some traction. The… Read More ›
Tuesday evening, the players and owners meet privately, without Gary Bettman and Donald Fehr in the room. Bettman and Fehr sit and wait, just outside the locked doors.