Quote of the Day

"The most frustrating thing is it’s tough to bargain and tough to negotiate with a group that doesn’t feel like it wants to listen to what we have to say."
-- Flames D Chris Butler, on the NHL's labor dispute. (CALGARY SUN, 9/16)
Monday September 17, 2012 Vol. 19 — No. 4 Print This Issue

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  • History Repeating

    No NHL labor negotiations took place yesterday, the "first day of a stoppage imposed late Saturday by Commissioner Gary Bettman," according to Helene Elliot of the L.A. TIMES. NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly talked to NHLPA Special Counsel Steve Fehr yesterday, but Daly said that he "expected things to be quiet for the next 24 to 48 hours in deference to the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashana." Training camps are "scheduled to open Friday and the first exhibition game next Sunday." In a message to fans, the NHL on its website said it is "committed to negotiating around the clock to reach a new CBA that is fair to the players and the 30 NHL teams. ... The league, the clubs and the players all have a stake in resolving our bargaining issues app ...

  • Lockout Watch: Staffing

    NHL teams plan a mix of status quo, layoffs and pay cuts.

  • Lockout Watch: 'Hmmm

    NHL teams pay out more than $200M in contracts in the two days leading up to lockout.

  • Across The Pond

    Options for NHL players during the lockout appear plentiful in Europe.

  • Shift In Spin On Refs

    Are NFL replacement refs mistakes "starting to add up?"

  • On The Agenda

    As close to 30,000 watch Indy finale, Bernard wrestles with schedule changes for '13.

  • On A Diet

    Dale Jr.'s car in play as Diet Mt. Dew cuts back on sponsorship.

  • A Rose By Any Other Name

    adidas launching a new Derrick Rose-inspired shoe, apparel line.

  • Welcome Aboard

    Former Congressman Ford joins Pera's Memphis group.

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