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    Another Rough Patch in Hockey Talks

    Will we EVER get NHL hockey back? I'm getting as tired of it all as the first poster in the comments section.

    Any goodwill built during an extended run of collective bargaining talks between the NHL and NHL Players' Association quickly evaporated Friday.

    The sides emerged red-faced and frustrated after hitting a road block during their fourth consecutive day together at the bargaining table. The league and union looked to be moving slowly towards a deal after trading proposals earlier in the week, but ended up exchanging some heated words after discovering they were still about $380 million US apart on economics.

    "We looked at some of the numbers on the various proposals and we thought we were much closer together on the structure of a deal than the suggestions were," said NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr. "They came back to us and said, 'No, we're very, very far apart on the structure of a deal."'

    There were no further bargaining sessions scheduled, but Fehr remained hopeful they would pick up talks again Saturday.

    The fundamental issue they are trying to bridge is agreeing to a system where the players' overall share in revenue can be drastically reduced while ensuring all existing contracts are honoured. The league's most recent offer would see players receive $211-million US guaranteed in deferred "make-whole" payments — not nearly enough to satisfy the union.
    NHL, players' union hit rough patch in labour talks
    Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.


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    Re: Another Rough Patch in Hockey Talks

    Well, the bosses signed up to the agreement, and why do they want to renege?

    If I have a mortgage, I can't bail out, if I change my mind on the terms of agreement either ...
    The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. - Rabindranath Tagore

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    Re: Another Rough Patch in Hockey Talks

    If this happened to our Football League it would kill me

    We had something similar 10-12 years ago where the league broke into 2 groups....thankfully it only lasted a few seasons and all is well now.

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    Re: Another Rough Patch in Hockey Talks

    No Hockey yet, and no NHL in sight.
    Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.


    True love is wanting to give to another person without any thought about
    who’s getting the better of the deal.

    Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise

    ~All quotes by Leo Buscaglia


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    Re: Another Rough Patch in Hockey Talks

    At least there is football season to entertain you .
    The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. - Rabindranath Tagore

    Keep true to the dreams of your youth. - Friedrich Schiller

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    Re: Another Rough Patch in Hockey Talks

    Quote Originally Posted by Vautrin View Post
    At least there is football season to entertain you .
    For sure! Very happy about that!

    Not going to watch the Grey Cup this year as the B.C. Lions lost.
    Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.


    True love is wanting to give to another person without any thought about
    who’s getting the better of the deal.

    Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise

    ~All quotes by Leo Buscaglia


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    Re: Another Rough Patch in Hockey Talks

    Are you saying that provincial loyalties supercede cute butts?
    The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. - Rabindranath Tagore

    Keep true to the dreams of your youth. - Friedrich Schiller

    The only philosophy which can be responsibly practised in face of despair is the attempt to contemplate all things as they would present themselves from the standpoint of redemption. - Theodor Adorno

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    Re: Another Rough Patch in Hockey Talks

    Quote Originally Posted by Vautrin View Post
    Are you saying that provincial loyalties supercede cute butts?
    Ab-SO-lu-tely!

    Besides there are LOTS of them in the NFL!
    Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.


    True love is wanting to give to another person without any thought about
    who’s getting the better of the deal.

    Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise

    ~All quotes by Leo Buscaglia


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    Re: Another Rough Patch in Hockey Talks

    But last time I checked you hold no allegiance to either a team or a butt.
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    Re: Another Rough Patch in Hockey Talks

    Quote Originally Posted by Vautrin View Post
    But last time I checked you hold no allegiance to either a team or a butt.
    You're right on the NFL front! I love most of the teams....though I'm kind of leaning towards that Aaron Rogers!
    Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.


    True love is wanting to give to another person without any thought about
    who’s getting the better of the deal.

    Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise

    ~All quotes by Leo Buscaglia


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    Re: Another Rough Patch in Hockey Talks

    Typical woman. As if the team is defined by a single (hot) player.

    But back on topic, I hope this gets resolved sooner, rather than later.
    The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. - Rabindranath Tagore

    Keep true to the dreams of your youth. - Friedrich Schiller

    The only philosophy which can be responsibly practised in face of despair is the attempt to contemplate all things as they would present themselves from the standpoint of redemption. - Theodor Adorno

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    Re: Another Rough Patch in Hockey Talks

    Quote Originally Posted by Vautrin View Post
    Typical woman. As if the team is defined by a single (hot) player.
    Well....isn't it???

    But back on topic, I hope this gets resolved sooner, rather than later.
    I know, I tend to off-topic topics like this pretty darn quickly!
    Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.


    True love is wanting to give to another person without any thought about
    who’s getting the better of the deal.

    Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise

    ~All quotes by Leo Buscaglia


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    Re: Another Rough Patch in Hockey Talks

    It is hard to stay on topic, when but few people chime in.
    The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. - Rabindranath Tagore

    Keep true to the dreams of your youth. - Friedrich Schiller

    The only philosophy which can be responsibly practised in face of despair is the attempt to contemplate all things as they would present themselves from the standpoint of redemption. - Theodor Adorno

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