Quote of the Day
"I'm in a position where I get to evaluate the evaluators. I'm in a position where I get to evaluate every single thing that we do in this organization. And if I don't like it, we're going to change it."-- Bills President & CEO Russ Brandon, on taking over full organizational control from team Owner Ralph Wilson. (BUFFALO NEWS, 1/2)
The NHL and NHLPA met last night for over four hours with Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service Deputy Dir Scot Beckenbaugh at the league's offices until just before 1:00am ET. Although scant progress was believed to have been made, the union did not notify the league that it had filed a Disclaimer of Interest before a midnight deadline and negotiations continued. NHLPA Exec Dir Donald Fehr said the union retains "all legal options." A disclaimer can still be filed at a later date if the players re-voted to do so. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said more negotiations would take place today before Beckenbaugh. Chief among the issues still unresolved is player pensions. Fehr said, "Still a ways to go" ( Christopher Botta, SportsBusiness ...
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