January 4, 2013

CBA Updates: Talks To Resume Friday, Donald Fehr, Disclaimer Of Interest Vote

Friday morning Collective Bargaining Agreement updates: Scott Burnside of ESPN.com reports that the NHL and NHLPA are expected to resume meetings Friday morning. However yesterday the NHL’s locked-out players did not show up for a meeting that commissioner Gary Bettman said a federal mediator wanted to start at 10 a.m., instead choosing to update their membership. Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.com reports that [...]

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November 4, 2012

Donald Fehr To Players: There’s Been No New Offers From NHL

NHLPA boss Don Fehr warned players not to read too much into the NHL’s recent concession on the “Make Whole” provision, according to Larry Brooks. “You may have seen media reports of supposed league ‘offer’ regarding make-whole aspect,” Fehr said in a memo. “There have been no proposals from either side since October 18. You [...]

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October 18, 2012

NHL Proposal Wasn’t Met With Great Enthusiasm

The first official NHLPA reaction to the NHL Collective Bargaining Agreement offer is in and NHLPA executive director Don Fehr sent a letter to all players and agents last night and not unexpectedly the league’s proposal wasn’t met with great enthusiasm. In the letter, which breaks down a summary of the NHL offer, Fehr writes the [...]

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August 22, 2012

Collective Bargaining Agreement Talks Set To Continue Wednesday & Thursday

NHL Collective Bargaining Agreement talks are set to resume Wednesday with a wide gap remaining and time running out to avoid a potential lockout, according to ESPN.com. NHL Players Association executive director Don Fehr and NHL commissioner Gary Bettman are scheduled to be back at the negotiating table at the union’s headquarters in Toronto on Wednesday. [...]

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June 27, 2012

NHL Players Association Voted To Trigger 5 Percent Escalator in Salary Cap

The NHL Players Association has voted to trigger the five-percent escalator, meaning a higher salary cap for next season and the potential for bigger escrow payments. The vote means the salary cap for the 2012-13 season would be between $70.2 million and $70.3 million. That, however, could change with the league and NHLPA set to begin [...]

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