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Arrogance, Foolishness and Incompetence Playing Lead Role In NHL Lockout Saga

COMMENTARY: The labor dispute between the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players Association is nearing its 100th day, and the two sides are not only miles apart in their positions on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, no negotiating sessions are on the horizon whatsoever. Meanwhile, the two sides are heading for litigation. Here are some thoughts and analysis regarding why we’ve reached this point.


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NHLPA logo courtesy National Hockey League Players Association.

LOS ANGELES — The National Hockey League lockout is now in its 99th day, and still, there is no end in sight.

Litigation is looming on the horizon, and a ruling on an unfair labor practice charge against the National Hockey League Players Association could be coming from the National Labor Relations Board.

Meanwhile, the NHLPA has voted overwhelmingly to authorize its leadership to disclaim interest or decertify the union. Read more of this post

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No Pressure On NHL Owners And Players To Reach Agreement On New CBA

COMMENTARY: The NHL lockout is no closer to a resolution, and the two sides appear to be farther apart now than they were before this week’s efforts by owners and players to jump start negotiations. How can the two sides still be so far apart? Don’t they know they’re riling their fans? The answer to that question is a resounding “yes,” but who cares? Certainly not them.


NHL logo courtesy National Hockey League.
NHLPA logo courtesy National Hockey League Players Association.

LOS ANGELES — What a horrific day Thursday, December 6, was for everyone who loves hockey, as the National Hockey League owners and the National Hockey League Players Association, together, drove another nail into the coffin for the 2012-13 season, which is now plummeting towards oblivion.

As has been reported by numerous outlets, contract negotiations have, once again, broken off after several days of meetings between players and owners, without top staff from each side being present, in the hopes of giving Read more of this post

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