Arthur Griffiths: BOG meeting Wed/Thur this week

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  1. ColoradoHockeyFan

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    Just now on Mojo (Vancouver), Arthur Griffiths called in (which is odd in and of itself, since he recently left the station to join a competing station in Vancouver), and at the tail end of his call, the host asked him if he knew anything about a possible date for getting this CBA done. He said that he knew that there is a governors meeting scheduled "for Wednesday Thursday of this week." I state it that way becaue that's the way he said it... not clear whether he meant Wednesday, Thursday, or both days. Has anyone else seen it confirmed in print that the BOG is meeting this week?
     
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    Very interesting. There would be no other reason for the BOG to meet right but to vote on a CBA??
     
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    Well that depends, is it a golf trip to Palm Springs? :dunno:



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    More lawyers to speed up the drafting process

    The CBA discussions are back on again today in New York. The talks are suppose to last all week, the participants will be Daly, Saskin, Batterman and McCambridge, with the addition of more lawyers for both sides. The reason for the extra lawyers is to speed up the process of completing the documented CBA, as they want it done by Thursday as they could run into legal problems with free agents on July 1st. I'm sure some fans are still concerned about why the talks are taking so long but one person close to the talks said "we are further along then the NBA is and they announced a deal already, we won't announce anything until it is written in stone." The NBA announced a resolution to their new CBA last week, however they just have a verbal agreement and haven't met to write anything up. Take that as a good sign for the NHL.

    http://www.mojoradio.com/news/toron...923aPBIny&wids=410&gi=1&gm=toronto_sports.cfm
     
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    So basically the CBA is done just some fine print, they will vote on it Wed-Fri and if everything goes well we should have Press Conference on Saturday!
     
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    RangerBoy TRUST THE PROCESS

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    Not Saturday.It's 4th of July weekend here.How does next Tuesday or Wednesday sound :)
     
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    This is a strange quote from Arthur, he used to be an owner, so he must have some sources, although if it is actually true it would be huge news and for him to say it so casually is what is throwing me off. Anyone been following his track record on CBA news? I can't remember if he's been accurate on other rumors before.
     
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    Beauty eh? Not sure if serious.

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    I'm in an overly optimistic mood! I bet they sign on the dotted line today.
     
  9. ColoradoHockeyFan

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    That's actually what caught my attention. I specifically remember a while back (it's been months now, and I don't remember exactly when... this whole mess kind of runs together), when he was still on Mojo, he was about the only person reporting that a BOG meeting was to be taking place on a Wednesday, I believe. It was not being talked about among the rest of the media at all. He does seem to still be connected on the owners side.
     
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    Good, if the PA announces some sort of meeting or vote this week too than we know it is definetly done.
     
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    You're late... slept in this morning?
     
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    He sure was able to get just about any person on for an interview in the NHL when he had that show. I miss it. Thank goodness for the internet.
     
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    You're gonna get it right any day now...
     
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    if its on thursday, then he'll be batting at ... oh... 1 for 290 :)
     
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    :biglaugh: for the 435th day in a row!!!
     
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    this is huge news...could be the beginning of the end
     
  17. ColoradoHockeyFan

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    It certainly could be huge. I'd just like to see confirmation of it somewhere... that's why I was hoping someone might have seen something.
     
  18. Munchausen

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    Sure, add more lawyers, that'll speed things up... :sarcasm:
     
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    Look for the announcement on July 6th.
     
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    SO no confirmation on this yet?
     
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    I have a feeling they are shooting for Thursday if that goveners meeting thing is true. Oh my god this might actually be over in less than 4 days! :bow: :yo: :D :jump:
     
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    Wednesday they will hold the BOG, and Thursday they will give the NHLPA what they came up with. The NHLPA will hold its vote on Friday-Sunday on its website. They finish it up on Monday and give the NHL its info, deal is signed on Monday of next week.
     
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    itd be funny if the PA votes it down, they spent all this time and money on lawyers to write up a document that goes into the garbage can.
     
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    Coo-Coo! Coo-Coo! :propeller
     
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    We'll see who is Coo-Coo when August-September rolls around and a deal was already announced 6 weeks before.
     
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