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08:19 AM ET 01.02 | To one important degree, there are two clocks ticking on the NHL season. Never mind needing to get a deal done by Jan. 11 in order to get hockey players back on the ice by Jan. 19; the real clock to watch is the one ticking toward Wednesday's midnight deadline for the NHL Players' Association to file a disclaimer of interest that would dissolve the union and set the table for a series of antitrust lawsuits against the NHL and its owners. ... [The] threat of disclaimer looms large even as meetings stretched into New Year's Day night. At the most basic level, if the players allow their self-imposed Jan. 2 deadline to file the disclaimer of interest pass, it is a clear signal that a deal is imminent.

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January 2, 2013  09:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Guessing the deadline passes with no action. It would freeze negotiations immediately. The player vote was the real spark that it was intended to be.

That was the leverage needed.

January 2, 2013  09:03 AM ET

all smoke, mirrors and codswallop...just get it done

January 2, 2013  09:30 AM ET

I wouldn't draw that conclusion at all. What's the point of filing a disclaimer if both sides are still talking. The date was self imposed. There's no rule that says the disclaimer can't be filed beyond Jan 2. I suspect that if this round of discussions doesn't pan out, the disclaimer will be filed and all hell will break loose.

January 2, 2013  10:04 AM ET

PSA for the HM.

http://www.fannation.com/throwdowns/show/679301?category_id=17

Thank you to all members for your continued support.

January 2, 2013  10:22 AM ET

Believe half of what you see and none of what you hear until the players hit the ice!

January 2, 2013  11:30 AM ET

"... if the players allow their self-imposed Jan. 2 deadline to file the disclaimer of interest pass, it is a clear signal that a deal is imminent....."

Either a deal is imminent or, the NHL outmaneuvered the players into thinking a deal is imminent so they would let the deadline pass. Then they can continue with "negotiations" till the cows come home. Nothing would surprise me at this point.

January 2, 2013  11:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

"... if the players allow their self-imposed Jan. 2 deadline to file the disclaimer of interest pass, it is a clear signal that a deal is imminent....."Either a deal is imminent or, the NHL outmaneuvered the players into thinking a deal is imminent so they would let the deadline pass. Then they can continue with "negotiations" till the cows come home. Nothing would surprise me at this point.

Players can still file after Jan 2.

January 2, 2013  11:40 AM ET

Anyone see the Russia vs Swiss game ? Most excellent ! Excellent that is until a crucial medal round game is decided by shoot out...........# not right , # not hockey

January 2, 2013  11:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Guessing the deadline passes with no action. It would freeze negotiations immediately. The player vote was the real spark that it was intended to be.

Say what we will about Fehr, but he certainly is better at representing the players than Goodenow (and many others) was. We don't like the results, but he is doing the job the players wanted him to do.

January 2, 2013  12:15 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Players can still file after Jan 2.

they would have to start the process over first though..... re-vote, file with the courts then have a window again to decertify

January 2, 2013  12:25 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

PSA for the HM.http://www.fannation.com/throwdowns/show/679301?category_id=17Thank you to all members for your continued support.

Mission accomplished.

January 2, 2013  12:37 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

they would have to start the process over first though..... re-vote, file with the courts then have a window again to decertify

Yes, but the threat still exists and with the overwhelming vote in favor of decertifying it won't be hard to go thru the motions again.

January 2, 2013  12:45 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Anyone see the Russia vs Swiss game ? Most excellent ! Excellent that is until a crucial medal round game is decided by shoot out...........# not right , # not hockey

Great game, wrong result.

January 2, 2013  12:55 PM ET

Not interested in seeing an NHL hockey this year....maybe next

January 2, 2013  12:58 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Not interested in seeing an NHL hockey this year....maybe next

This is next year.

January 2, 2013  01:03 PM ET

That's right.....next year! It's going to take this whole year for these knuckleheads to work out a deal.

January 2, 2013  02:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Yes, but the threat still exists and with the overwhelming vote in favor of decertifying it won't be hard to go thru the motions again.

With that said, are they aligning their position for the 2013/14 season?

January 2, 2013  02:28 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Great game, wrong result.

When Russia tied it up late i knew it was a bad omen.

 
January 2, 2013  03:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

With that said, are they aligning their position for the 2013/14 season?

Not sure what you mean.

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