Teh League Is Reviewing Teh Player’s Counter Offer

In case anyone cares:

After meeting with members of the NHL Players’ Association at the NHL’s headquarters in New York and receiving a counter offer from the NHLPA, the NHL is now meeting internally to review the offer. Earlier in the day, the NHLPA presented the counter offer to the NHL, after spending the weekend reading through the league’s 288-page proposal.

Story here. Oh, and here’s this interesting thing from Puck Daddy’s Ryan Lambert:

When the NHL gets back on the ice, it will do so because Fehr was right about everything. He knew the league wouldn’t be so dumb as to play fewer than 48 games this season. He knew that waiting was indeed the best strategy. He knew Bettman and Daly’s pronouncements were nothing but hot air. He knew a better offer was always coming, even when things looked blackest. Everyone’s saying the NHL will start up on Jan. 19. Perhaps not so coincidentally, the next day is scheduled to be the league’s first game on NBC. That stuff from the lockout’s early days about how the owners had a date in mind? Fehr was right about all of it, and because of his certainty, he made the NHL look very, very bad. We can argue about the cost of doing so later.


Author: Stephen Whitworth

Prairie Dog editor Stephen Whitworth was carried to Regina in a swarm of bees. He's been with Prairie Dog since May 1999 and will die at his keyboard before admitting his career a terrible, terrible mistake.

4 thoughts on “Teh League Is Reviewing Teh Player’s Counter Offer”

  1. The Stanley Cup should go to the best beer league hocky team this year, and mabye forever.

    750 “NHL calibre” players = 750 millionaires that could afford on their own to re-instate the WHA, lease existing rinks and only play where there is a real fan base.

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