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Latest legal moves endangering entire NHL season?

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10:30 AM ET 12.15 | Their labor negotiations stalled, the N.H.L. and the players union traded legal jabs on Friday, moves that raised the chances that the entire season could be canceled. The legal maneuvering echoed similar steps taken by the N.F.L. and its union last year. The league ultimately came out on top in those cases, but the two sides settled before any games were lost. The stakes are much higher for the N.H.L. and the union because the league has canceled 42.8 percent of the schedule, including the All-Star Game and the Winter Classic. The legal wrangling could move the fight between the two sides into the courts, consuming what is left of the season.

New York Times

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December 15, 2012  10:35 AM ET



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December 15, 2012  10:38 AM ET

another day in the big cosmic farce also known as the NHL...

December 15, 2012  10:39 AM ET
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another day in the big cosmic farce also known as the NHL...

Sigh......yet another Saturday.

December 15, 2012  10:45 AM ET



Further sighing...

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December 15, 2012  10:50 AM ET
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Sigh......yet another Saturday.

Heard that.

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December 15, 2012  11:14 AM ET
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Sigh......yet another Saturday......

...... and no Hockey Night In Canada and Don Cherry! My good Canadian neighbors must be contemplating mass suicide at about now.

Please don't do it! Try alternative sports. Try following bowling on ESPN, or poker.

Poker? Yikes! Where is my sword?

December 15, 2012  11:28 AM ET
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Didnt Don propose a voting within his own ranks to decide to decertify or not ?? From what i've read thats what i got.....he just essentially telegraphed the PA's possible future move to the NHL and the NHL ran to court and beat them to the punch.

If the PA wanted to do this and not negotiate don't you think they would have done this months ago like the NBAPA and the NFLPA?
If they really wanted to do this, don't you think they wouldn't have LET IT LEAK?

What the NHL did, was absolutely nothing. Is it going to help during negotiations? Probably not, because you know, you need to actually NEGOTIATE.

Everything I read, even from the people who think this was a good move, say this doesn't help the NHL with the negotiation. So great, they filed something first. This won't stop the PA file if they still want to in another state.

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December 15, 2012  11:36 AM ET

This is just another move by Bettman to insure that there will be no NHL season this year. Its becoming increasingly obvious that he doesn't want them to play.

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December 15, 2012  11:40 AM ET
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Me thinks it was a threat tactic by Fehr to the NHL to induce more negotiations...but..im no lawyer and from what ive seen on interviews the party that goes to court 1st gets the upper hand...bur who knows........but this stinks..its now gone into the world of the law.

Here is a quote i read today. The chances this resolves the lockout is 0%. Every lockout where they went to court, it did absolutely nothing.
So great, they get the upper hand in the court system. What does the court system have to do with the current CBA? This will help in no way at all.
If this would help, don't you think either the league or the PA would have done this a few months ago?

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December 15, 2012  12:19 PM ET
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Here is a quote i read today. The chances this resolves the lockout is 0%. Every lockout where they went to court, it did absolutely nothing.So great, they get the upper hand in the court system. What does the court system have to do with the current CBA? This will help in no way at all.If this would help, don't you think either the league or the PA would have done this a few months ago?

Right, once the courts get involved this thing could last even longer. Lawyers=fishfood.

December 15, 2012  12:29 PM ET
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At least Hockey Night In To***to isn't on.

There is that.

Although last week Sportsnet showed the Marlies. :-(

December 15, 2012  12:30 PM ET
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Heard that.

Congrats on 9K. Just 1000 more and you'll be a double digit time waster. ;-)

 
December 15, 2012  12:33 PM ET
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This is just another move by Bettman to insure that there will be no NHL season this year. Its becoming increasingly obvious that he doesn't want them to play.

Please.

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