When will a deal get done?

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  1. Slow Talking Walter

    Slow Talking Walter Registered User

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    Now that the 2 sides are speaking again, and the PA has made an offer, what do you predict the timeline for a new CBA will be?

    Edit: Has this proposal changed your opinion on the timeline?
     
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    Brian Burke stated today that he believes there will be a season.
     
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    Well I guess its possible the owners give up on a cap or cost certainty, but I doubt it. Too many fans here would be too traumatized seeing them blink like that
     
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    I have always been optimistic about a half season this year, and even though the sides are an ocean apart in wants, both dont want to lose a full season, so a deal WILL get done.
     
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    Dave is a killer Dave's a Mess

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    I voted prematurely ... I voted half - season starting after January 1st ... but after I heard Burke's interview on cknw this morning ... I believe their is no way in hell that their is a season this year
     
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    Yeah, the deal sure doesnt look as good as when you look at it closer. Roll back - dont mean squat. Arbitration for owners - at best, keeps a player on your team for an extra year at e reasonable price. All show, no guts.

    BUT... they ARE negotiating. I'm listening to the radio Burke interview now as I type and I still think it will happen, because both sides WANT a season.
     
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    January 2006.

    I can't wait to see how Bettman is going to backlash on tuesday, throbing vein in his neck and all.
     
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    Thursday night the split between those who thought there would be a half season was about 70% to 30%.

    Now, Friday afternoon, its about 55% to 45%

    So is the proposal becoming less inticing as you look at it closer?
     
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