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09:17 AM ET 11.10 | Any mounting optimism from four straight days of labor talks between the NHL and NHLPA seemed to abate as negotiations went sour between the two sides Friday. Multiple sources told ESPNNewYork.com that Friday's evening session ended with some tense exchanges across the table between some of the players and some owners in attendance, as well as NHL commissioner Gary Bettman. And although progress was made on revenue sharing and some non-core economic issues, there remains a stark divide on the issues that have polarized the two sides since talks began this summer.

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November 10, 2012  09:23 AM ET

Good ol' make whole provision again. Fehr is digging in and the players seem to be supporting him. Bit like a game of poker really, who's gonna blink? NHL feeling the pressure from the sponsors and networks. The longer things drag on, the less attractiveness the NHL will have as a brand. Three lockouts make the advertisers think twice about where they will spend their money. I'd give the advantage to the players at the moment. Bettman's value as a commish is well into negative territory. The effect will be felt long after he's gone!!

November 10, 2012  09:23 AM ET

Well that's just great!

November 10, 2012  09:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Good ol' make whole provision again. Fehr is digging in and the players seem to be supporting him. Bit like a game of poker really, who's gonna blink? NHL feeling the pressure from the sponsors and networks. The longer things drag on, the less attractiveness the NHL will have as a brand. Three lockouts make the advertisers think twice about where they will spend their money. I'd give the advantage to the players at the moment. Bettman's value as a commish is well into negative territory. The effect will be felt long after he's gone!!

But he's still this week's winner.

November 10, 2012  09:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Sadly it's come to this.

November 10, 2012  09:47 AM ET

I'll say it again, Der Kommissar doesn't want a deal, he wants to break the backs of the proletariat. That being said, Is this really any surprise to anyone?

November 10, 2012  09:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Sadly it's come to this.

Wondered where your beaver went;)

November 10, 2012  09:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I'll say it again, Der Kommissar doesn't want a deal, he wants to break the backs of the proletariat. That being said, Is this really any surprise to anyone?

Thank you Karl Marx.

November 10, 2012  09:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Wondered where your beaver went ;)

He'll be back after the lockout.

November 10, 2012  09:55 AM ET

Don't give up the salary cap or the NHL will become like baseball.

November 10, 2012  10:10 AM ET

<sigh...>

November 10, 2012  11:15 AM ET

Sorry kids....with all this lockout crap I've been neglecting the Leafs.

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November 10, 2012  11:59 AM ET

Concur. Get rid of these laughable threads already.

November 10, 2012  12:34 PM ET
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These negotiations and propaganda are getting TIRING....get a friggin deal done already.

Agreed. Way too depressing! They (NHL & NHLPA) can go **** themselves. I have things to do. I'm outta here!

November 10, 2012  12:35 PM ET

They (NHL & NHLPA) can go puck themselves. :-)

November 10, 2012  01:19 PM ET

QUOTE(#12):Originally posted 11:39 AM ET 11.10 by bostongm
These negotiations and propaganda are getting TIRING....get a friggin deal done already.!


Exactly !!!

November 10, 2012  01:21 PM ET

QUOTE (#15):November 10, 2012 12:35 PM by roamer
They (NHL & NHLPA) can go puck themselves. :-)

Exactly for this too.

November 10, 2012  03:36 PM ET

Play nice boys and stop beyotching about memos and trivial stuff. Just get a deal done.

November 10, 2012  03:36 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I'll say it again, Der Kommissar doesn't want a deal, he wants to break the backs of the proletariat. That being said, Is this really any surprise to anyone?

Nice avatar ;)

 
November 10, 2012  04:50 PM ET
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But he's still this week's winner.

989 weeks!

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