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.
Larry Brooks of the New York Post wrote an engaging article about the NHL owners’ offer to the NHLPA. I read the article and applauded Brooks’ advocacy of his opinion about the negotiations. The article was well thought out and… Read More ›