NHL Lockout: CBA Talks Between League and NHLPA Expected to Continue This Week

November 26th, 2012 by Nicholas Goss Leave a reply »
After declining the NHLPA's full CBA proposal on Wednesday, the NHL and its players could resume talks this week, according to Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun.

Bill Daly says in an email to QMI Agency he expects bargaining to resume this week. "Don't have anything set yet," writes Daly. #NHL #NHLPA

— Bruce Garrioch (@SunGarrioch) November 26, 2012 When the league decided to cancel regular season games for the first half of December and the 2013 All-Star Game on Friday, many hockey fans became even less optimistic about the 2012-13 season.

The owners need to ask themselves how much winning this lockout is worth. Why risk future revenue and popularity growth just to force the players to make more small concessions on the "make whole" provision and player contract rights?

The NHL is moving in the right direction and gaining traction in major American markets at an impressive rate.

Both sides must pay more attention to the future consequences that a longer work stoppage and a cancelled season will have on the league.

It's certainly important to focus on the present, but the potential damage that this ...

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