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Frustrated Crosby paints talks as 'one-sided'

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08:20 AM ET 11.13 | An obvious sense of frustration has set in with Sidney Crosby. As he has all along, Crosby feels as if the NHLPA is more willing to give and negotiate than the owners. In talks Sunday, the NHL apparently did not budge on its demands for several altered, owner-friendly player contract rights. And that's on top of the major core economic issues. ... On the flavor of the talks: It's pretty one-sided. I don't really know what (the owners) have given up to this point. They're trying to take away all the contracting rights. The question I'd ask is why would we change that? I think we all think it's the most competitive league in the world so why would you go and change that -- the way contracts go and the way teams can operate?

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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November 13, 2012  08:44 AM ET

Frustrated Crosby paints talks as 'one-sided'

It's nice to see he's picked up a hobby.

November 13, 2012  08:54 AM ET

Non-story. What else is a player going to say?

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November 13, 2012  09:00 AM ET

Frustrated Crosby paints talks as 'one-sided'

Yeah. One sided. The owners and Bettman are talking. The Fehrer and the NHLPA aren't.

November 13, 2012  09:24 AM ET

Like most others I have no idea what is going on in these sporadic talks. I doubt that over 600 members of the NHLPA know much more than any of us do. One day we may find out. In any event, I give the same advice I have since the beginning - honor all contracts signed by September15 (and after for that matter). Begin real revenue sharing of league-wide revenues, re-locate teams to better markets. While contraction sounds good that means fewer jobs for players and I think they might oppose that vigorously. There are enough good markets in Canada and the Northern US to profitably operate 30 teams. Do not put teams in Tucson, American Samoa, Lisbon, Honolulu (sorry Stranger) or Guadalahara, at least not for the next few seasons.

November 13, 2012  09:42 AM ET

At this point, Bettman should just set a date to officially cancel the season, and then we will get some movement on one side. Until a season is in jeopardy, no one is going to move because they both have some leverage. I'm not sure how many players are willing to miss another season of paychecks, while I think 1/2 or atleast 1/3 of the owners in the league would gladly sit another one out. Set a date, and lets see who blinks first!

November 13, 2012  09:56 AM ET
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Could we get a list of all the concessions the players have made since this fiasco started?

Are you asking for me to go pull it together for your lazy ****?

I already did last week. Take the horse blinders off

November 13, 2012  09:56 AM ET
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Non-story. What else is a player going to say?

Bettman shucks?

November 13, 2012  09:58 AM ET
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Are you asking for me to go pull it together for your lazy ****?I already did last week. Take the horse blinders off

The real question is what concessions have the owners made?

November 13, 2012  09:59 AM ET
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Could we get a list of all the concessions the players have made since this fiasco started?

You mean besides accepting a reduction of HRR from 57% to 50%?

November 13, 2012  10:04 AM ET
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You mean besides accepting a reduction of HRR from 57% to 50%?

Please don't confuse the issue with facts. :-)

November 13, 2012  10:50 AM ET

Where are the Penguins fans to tell us once again that Crosby's whining is a thing of the past? ;-)

November 13, 2012  10:55 AM ET
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Frustrated Crosby paints talks as 'one-sided'It's nice to see he's picked up a hobby.

Good one!

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November 13, 2012  11:18 AM ET
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Detroit and Holland had it right when they said "fu__ck that" to the bidding war for him and dropped out of it.

Wow, giving credit...that's different than your normal spin. Good for you. ;-)

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November 13, 2012  12:21 PM ET
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Frustrated Crosby paints talks as 'one-sided'It's nice to see he's picked up a hobby.

If he starts paintingon the otherside it's time for another checkup.

 
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