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Friday, February 04, 2005

Talks to Contiue Today

Most of you are probably aware CBA talks will continue today. Let's take a look how the media is reporting the situation.
-Newsday, It was a scenario quite similar to the turning-point day during the 1994-95 lockout when Goodenow and Bettman, who didn't meet face-to-face for more than a month, sat down for a marathon session Jan. 9, 1995, on the eve of an imposed deadline to call off the season. Two days later, they had a deal.
-Sportsnet, "I don't know why you wouldn't look at it as anything but positive," an NHL general manager who requested anonymity told The Canadian Press on Thursday night. "A deal is only going to get done by the two bodies working at it.
ESPN, Trying to decipher the nature of a meeting about which there is no real first-hand information is a mug's game. There have been lengthy meetings between the two sides at various points since the lockout began Sept. 15. But those "meetings" have often been marked by long periods of "caucusing" which is a lawyers' word for not negotiating but racking up billable hours just the same, being in the same building but not in the same room