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08:24 AM ET 09.03 | Coming out of the Labor Day holiday with a labor agreement seems a pipe dream. As you probably already know, the talks ended up stalling after Friday's negotiating session. "Somebody needs to be in a position to offer or say something new," said Gary Bettman. "And considering that we made such a large move on Tuesday, to have gotten the response that we got is disappointing. We're not in a position to go back and offer more and negotiate against ourselves." The owners did make substantial concessions compared to their original offer, but Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Matt Carle argued that it's really all about context. " ... if we'd absurdly asked for 71% of revenue in our first offer and then came down to 68% ... make sense?" Carle tweeted.

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September 3, 2012  08:40 AM ET

So, this is a tweet tweak?

Tut tut.

September 3, 2012  09:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

So, this is a tweet tweak?Tut tut.

But he does make a good point.

September 3, 2012  09:36 AM ET

"Coming out of the Labor Day holiday with a labor agreement seems a pipe dream."

The only way they get it done is if they sit down with a pipe with some really good stuff in it and take a few puffs and .... make Fehrer and Buttman take a few extra puffs till they become irrelevant.

September 3, 2012  09:38 AM ET

"Somebody needs to be in a position to offer or say something new," said Gary Bettman.

He might want to tune in to the DNC convention for that. Nah! Don't waste your time. Nothing new there either.

September 3, 2012  10:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

"Somebody needs to be in a position to offer or say something new," said Gary Bettman.

He might want to tune in to the DNC convention for that. Nah! Don't waste your time. Nothing new there either.

What, what's that Roamer?

September 3, 2012  10:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

"Coming out of the Labor Day holiday with a labor agreement seems a pipe dream."The only way they get it done is if they sit down with a pipe with some really good stuff in it and take a few puffs and .... make Fehrer and Buttman take a few extra puffs till they become irrelevant.

They've been irrelevant for years.

 
September 3, 2012  11:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

What, what's that Roamer?

Old Clint was about the only "new" thing we've seen or heard so far. We'll see what Eva Langoria brings. If she dresses like a "Desperate Housewife" she'll definitely steal the show.

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