Friday, October 19, 2012

NHL and NHLPA Get Closer?, Andrei Markov, Erik Cole, More

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Good AM!

Negotiations between the NHL and NHLPA continued yesterday with the NHLPA submitting three offers to the league.

Donald Fehr alleges that the offers allow the league to achieve a 50-50 revenue split over time, but Gary Bettman disagrees, claiming that yesterday's session was a step back.

Then again, as Renaud Lavoie at RDS points out, a lot of theatrics are involved and, in reality, both sides are getting closer.

For what it's worth, Eklund also shares the same opinion

Habs and Hockey News

- Yesterday, we had a bit of a discussion on Andrei Markov's statement that he might stay in the KHL. However, it is worth pointing out that he apparently clarified his remarks with the Montreal Gazette's Dave Stubbs.

- Eirk Cole shares his views on the latest CBA talks.

- Although some think that progress is being made in spite of the apparent theatrics, others, including Ken Campbell of The Hockey News, feel a long lockout looms. It's also worth checking out Stu Hackel and Scott Burnside's articles on yesterday's negotiation session.

- Adam Proteau of THN looks at five teams who need an amnesty buyout in the next CBA. Yes, Montreal is on his list.

- HabsWorld continues their season preview of the Hamilton Bulldogs.


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