NHL Lockout: Recent Talks Don’t Change League’s Future

September 29th, 2012 by Mike Shiekman Leave a reply »
The 2012 NHL Lockout saga took a turn as the two sides met for the second consecutive day on Saturday.

A USA Today report suggests that the NHL and NHL Players' Association (NHLPA) have yet to discuss the primary issues. Until the revenuer split gets discussed, the lockout is just as good as when it went into effect.

The lockout has officially been in effect for 15 days. $3.3 billion in revenues is up in the air and no one has yet to budge on that topic.

NHLPA Special Counsel Steve Fehr indicated just as much at the end of Thursday's talks:

Steve Fehr -- said there was no plan to bring forth a new proposal, but this isnt ping pong, don't have to take turns #NHL #NHLPA

— Michael Grange (@michaelgrange) September 28, 2012

As TSN's Darren Dreger noted, "None of what has been discussed will lead to the end of the lockout." Case and point. 

The players received 57 percent of the net revenues in the 2011-12 season, yet the owners want them to take less than half this season. The players are willing to take on less revenue in future years but unwilling to let go of a significant number ...

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