Buzz: What To Expect From Today’s Meetings

The NHL and NHLPA are expected to meet in New York today with the NHLPA countering the owners proposal from last Friday.

John Shannon writes at Sportsnet that he doesn’t foresee much happening today and if the players offer something quite different from what the NHL proposed, “we will see this league go down a path that no one could ever have foreseen.”

Shannon writes that the players need to work within the framework that the owners proposed last week if there is to be any shot of salvaging the season.

Elliotte Friedman writes at CBC, that the players aren’t happy with how the league handled the pension in their latest offer.

Friedman says that the biggest issue is going to be escrow and the owners see any cap on escrow as a “major concession.”

In the Ottawa Sun, Bruce Garrioch writes that many people believe that Donald Fehr has a lot of fight left in him and this CBA isn’t close to being finished.

11AM: According to Andy Strickland of True Hockey, the NHL has told the NHLPA that they can add 3-4 more games and potentially $80 to $100 million revenue by striking a deal for a new CBA in the next couple of days.

Strickland says that the NHLPA proposal today is likely to include a cap on escrow and a salary cap of around $67.25 million.




382 comments
JetUp97
JetUp97

Another one bites the dust. Cary Williams is signing with the Seahawks.

Bent
Bent moderator

@Bklyn Dude


For all the premature writing of off Calvin Pryor after his struggles in deep coverage as a rookie, I wonder how McCourty fared in center field as a rookie.


Oh, yes, that's right he wasn't a center fielder, he was a cornerback.  And he was terrible.


And if he'd played center field as a rookie and struggled, EVERYBODY would have said it was because he was playing out of position.


Pryor has a lot to learn, but maybe he'll win (*) a ring and sign his own megabucks deal one day.

tsjc68
tsjc68

Oh, Bart.  Bart, Bart, Bart, Bart, Bart.  Why hast thou forsaken me?

tsjc68
tsjc68

@J. Smooth @tsjc68

Take off your Fowler-specs and pay attention to the fact that HE JUST TOLD US TO TRADE FOR A GIRAFFE

MPTG_Frank
MPTG_Frank

@tsjc68

If he would have beat the puss out of Leberfeld, He would have been golden for ever.

Bent
Bent moderator

@tsjc68 And that's why he was an inside linebacker and not a general manager.

tsjc68
tsjc68

@Bent @tsjc68

Bart might have spent a little too much time with Rex.  He needs a quarantine and a deprogramming.

NeedANewGMHCQB
NeedANewGMHCQB

Someone's gonna offer snacks a contrast. And a t-bone to cinch it..

MPTG_Frank
MPTG_Frank

PSA


I'm a Fantasy Football guy to be sure. But these Fantasy Football writers should STFU during F'acy

J. Smooth
J. Smooth

PSA:

The odds of the Jets landing Revis is probably somewhere around 15%. People need to be ready for him to stay in New England and not lose their crap.

Bent
Bent moderator

@J. Smooth


15% might be too high.  


Be prepared to look like a chump either way.

J. Smooth
J. Smooth

@tsjc68 @J. Smooth Am I the only one who has noticed a very large influx in new commenters of late? We've seen a lot of new faces around here.

Bent
Bent moderator

@Gilbert Hernandez @J. Smooth @tsjc68


I believe they only appear when one of our links gets shared with the SNY.tv facebook page, but we requested that this happens manually instead.


From time to time someone on the newsdesk who isn't aware of that will set up an autolink on a big story and we'll get a bunch, but I usually just go through and delete them.


It'll probably happen at times over the next few days.

hazard2012
hazard2012

@Bent @J. Smooth


Hey, I'm surprised we even have a crack at him, honestly.  Didn't think Pats would open the door at all.   Now that they have might as walk through it.   Make the best offer we can and move-on, win or lose.    If Revis is half as mercenary as we think, if we offer it he will come.