Would Bettman accept a deal past the 11:00PM EST deadline?

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  1. Karl

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    He said he wants a deal done before eleven, but if Goodenow accepts a deal past eleven would Bettman accept it?
     
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    definitely...but not past 1 IMO
     
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    Of course he would if he liked it. He'd accept a deal right up until he cancels the year, and hell, if Bob offered a $42.5m cap at 5pm tonight, he'd still probably accept it.
     
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    Why not?We'll be guaranteed hockey for next season if that would happen.
     
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    Bettman would look even worse than he already does if he doesn't
     
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    Yup! If Bob came back in the next couple of days taking the leagues final offer, Gary would still accept.

    In fact, Gary will challenge the PA to take the final offer to a vote in his press conference today and will cancel the season pending the result of that vote.
     
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    If Bettmans cancels the season and Goodenow makes an offer after that (which I am sure he wouldn't do) sure Gary would take it or counter, still doesn't mean there will be a season to play THIS year.
     
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    Where did this come from?
     
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    Where did you get this info from? Are you guessing or do you have a source? It would be nice to have a vote because I am sure it would pass overwhelmingliy, but where did you get it from?
     
  10. SENSible1*

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    It's a prediction.

    It is the next logical step for the NHL. It puts the bloody knife in the hands of the PA if the season goes down, ratchets up the pressure on an already splintered opponent and paves the way for Goodenow's removal.

    If I'm wrong, feel free to point it out later today.
     
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    Ideally a compromise would be the owners upping their cap # to 44-45 million, the players accepting a high luxury tax more according to the owners #'s, and the owners putting in place some sort of meaningful revenue sharing. Arbitration, etc. would have to be figured out on the fly.

    Will any of this happen, not likely, but its a shame it will not.
     
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    Yeah, if the offer was reasonable, I don't see why not. I think that the 11 AM deadline was for the $42.5 million offer, and they could probably go til 1:00. If that's the case, it'll probably be dragged out, and we'll be kept in suspense til 1.......
     
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    letter to all owners they have started the cancelation of the season as planned....

    Whers Bin Laden when u need him? :dunno:
     
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    Of course. Everything that comes out of his mouth is soft, retractable, and half-hearted. The "deadline" is just another negotiating ploy. If there are on-going negotiations, if the NHL has come off its $42.5M stance (hopefully they didn't) then the deadline will be dismissed.
     
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    bettman is already facing a firestorm. He would be insane to not take anything in this 11th hour into consideration.
     
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    There will be a deal. The costs of cancelling the season are far greater than the amount of money seperating the 2 sides. As such, logic dictates that we will get a deal.
     
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