Monday, October 1, 2012

NHL - NHLPA Talks Conclude, Andrei Markov Speaks, Habs Prospects, More

Good AM Hab fans!

This morning, I want to touch on a point I made in an earlier post.

As you know, the NHL and NHLPA met for three consecutive days this weekend, albeit mostly addressing more minor issues.

Nothing wrong with that. In fact, it can be a good way to build momentum and progress.

But why do these sessions always seem to end in early afternoon? Can they not last into the evening? Is there absolutely no urgency in these talks?

Many people no longer work a traditional 9-to-5 schedule. I don't know why these negotiations seem to.

Habs and Hockey News

- On the topic of this weekend's negotiations, Katie Strang of ESPN has a good report on some of the frustration felt by both sides. Elsewhere, Stu Hackel looks at some of the small gains made during the weekend.

- There is strong competition at the Hamilton Bulldogs' camp, which features a record 44 players. Not only are many players making the jump from junior, but the organization included a significant amount of invites.

- Hockey Inside/Out has a one-on-one chat with Andrei Markov.

- HabsWorld counts down prospects 20 to 16 in their annual list. 

- Evegeni Malkin is tearing up the KHL.

(Photo by Bruce Bennett / Getty Images) 


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