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Monday, January 17, 2005

Labour talks to continue....

Both sides are to meet on Wednesday, January 19th. So says TSN.
''The union has requested a 'smaller group' meeting at the suggestion of Trevor Linden,'' says Bill Daly, the NHL's executive vice-president. ''We agreed to meet on that basis. We remain still hopeful that progress can be made toward a resolution.''
It should be noted that both frontment, Gary Bettman and Bob Goodenow will not be present at the meeting and a proposal is not likely to be tabled
."We think it is appropriate and hopefully useful to engage in these discussions at this time. We are not meeting to present a new proposal and remain committed to reaching a fair deal that does not include a salary cap," said NHLPA senior director Ted Saskin.
Well, I guess this will light the lamps of the optimistic fans, but I'm not going to start mortgaging the farm on this meeting leading to anything constructive. I suppose at the very least this stokes the fires of hockey journalists and bloggers alike, at least for the next two days. On the other hand, I guess that means we will have to endure another Bettman-bashing column from Al Strachan. Sigh.


  • At 8:50 PM, Blogger James Mirtle said…

    Mortgage the farm BJ! Wait a minute, you don't have a farm. You're no better than Eklund.


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