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Sudden death NHL, NHLPA making a last-ditch effort


Yoda

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January 26, 2005, at 11:19 AM ET

Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - The National Hockey League and Players' Association are meeting once again in Toronto Wednesday, as time continues to run out on the chances of a season.

The time and location of the talks have been kept secret by both sides, as they attempt to keep out distractions.

As was the case last week, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and NHLPA executive director Bob Goodenow will not be part of Wednesday's meeting. The union will be represented by president Trevor Linden, senior director Ted Saskin and outside counsel John McCambridge. The league will have senior vice president Bill Daly, Board of Governors president Harley Hotchkiss and outside counsel Bob Batterman on its side of the table.

There were reports over the weekend that the league was preparing a new proposal to present to the players, but there is not expected to be any new offer at Wednesday's talks.

This latest event comes after the two sides held small-scale discussions last week. Those meetings were initiated by the efforts of Linden, but failed to bring the parties together.

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Hockey is done give it up..

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I'm glad it's done.

Perhaps someone can form a league that can financially survive and doesn't have overzealous athletes who think they should be paid baseball money.

They can't and they should realize that. I think it's time for a shakeup. I like Hockey, and I want there to be a professional league in the U.S. and Canada (jointly), but the current NHL cannot do it.

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Sorry to the hockey fans, but I'm with Yoda. I haven't had an interest in hockey since the league let in so many expansion teams in the 90's. I feel it just watered down the talent. All I watch now is basketball and I have to say you'll never see a sport with so much talent.

Take Basketball's 3 lowliest teams:

New Orleans

Atlanta

Charlotte

They carry:

N.O. --> P.J. Brown - Jamal Magloire - Jamal Mashburn - Baron Davis

Atl. -->Tyrone Lue - Antoine Walker - Jason Collier

Char. --> Brevin Knight - Ekema Okafor

Even these lowly teams carry substantial star power, and after this year's draft they'll carry more. Every team in the league carries 2-3 players that are capable of being seen as bona fide stars.

(And nobody has suggested using a glowing ball to help the dimwited fans follow the ball on tv.

I LOVE THIS GAMETm

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