September 12, 2012; New York, NY, USA; NHL players Daniel Briere (left) and Martin Biron (right) talk before registering at the 2012 NHLPA summer player meetings at the Marriott Marquis. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-US PRESSWIRE

Maybe A Breakthrough In CBA Negotiations?

Sorry guys and gals as it’s been a while since I last wrote on here. It’s been a busy last few weeks for me, and it’s been tough to get some free time. Not to mention it’s pretty depressing to write about this freaking lockout.

Anyway, today I come bearing good news. Gary Bettman and Donald Fehr among other important people met in Toronto “secretly”. How Gary Bettman was able to walk around Toronto and not get abducted by a crazy Leafs fan is another story, but something is definitely up if both sides met in secret. Then you have these tweets by Alan Walsh a player agent who absolutely loves the NHLPA and will support them no matter what. The NHLPA could literally want to murder puppies and he’d still support them. However, despite how crazy his love is for the players Walsh is a legitimate person. He is someone who might know a thing or two or three about what’s going on. These are his tweets:

  • After spending most of the day on the phone, the one truth no one on the NHL side wants us to know- Bettman is losing control of his room.
  • Why did Bettman/Daly sneak into Toronto for secret meeting w/ the NHLPA? He’s feeling heat from owners. Being told, “we can’t lose season.”

Those are definitely strong words from Walsh. While I think he’s full of crap when it comes to certain things, this I don’t think he would make up. The repercussions for making something up like this would be too big and if he is just blowing smoke he could lose his job.

If the owners begin to break the ranks we could see a resolution within a couple of weeks and maybe even salvage a full season.

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