Thursday, August 9, 2012

Oilers Update - Bettman... Lock Out Sept 15th?

NHL Commissionaire Gary Bettman announced today that the NHL could be locked-out, if there is no new CBA by Sept 15 2012.

"I re-confirmed something that the union has been told multiple times over the last night to 12 months.  Namely, that the time is getting short and the owners are not prepared to operate under this collective bargaining agreement for another season, so we need to get to making a deal and doing it soon.  And we believe there's ample time for the parties to get together and make a deal and that's what we're going to be working towards." said the Commissionaire to reporters in New York.

Bettman, who could potentially see his third lock out during his 19 year tenure as commissionaire also stated."We reiterated to the union that the owners will not play another year under the current agreement."

NHLPA executive director David Fehr is reported to make a counter offer by next Tuesday. 

No hockey makes Mckyla sad. 

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