The clock is ticking into a World Cup in 2020.
The stipulation is simple: no peace work, no World Cup. The NHL or NHL Players Association does not even want a repeat of 2004, without keeping the World Cup.
The NHL Commissioner has appointed Gary Bettman to sign an agreement for 2020 in San Jose, California, on the All Star weekend, next month.
On the eighth day, TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie, NHL and NHLPA, met in Las Vegas on Thursday with the Consumer Electronics Show agreement to discuss beforehand.
There was a positive momentum for the organization of talks at that time.
Bettman's involvement in the PyeongChang Olympic Games in 2018 was extended for years by the collective bargaining of today's NHL players.
But a long-standing NHL player agent said Thursday that the NHLPA CBA is approaching a quick negotiation for extending the hockey period in any way that links to the World's most massive tactical mistakes.
"It's a travesty," said Anton Thun, who has since replaced NHL players since 1985. "The reason why the international hockey calendar or the 2010 Hockey World can be started or the beginning of the CBA talks does not make sense.
"The World Hockey Championship 2016 was not a big step forward in world hikes. It produced relative poults. There was no international hockey, since international hockey was not developed, the NHL players were dressed in their country or with clothing from an artificial organization and brought local money from Toronto. da. "
The 2016 Hockey World Championship, played in Torneo Air Canada Center, will search for profits of $ 65 million according to reports. He got a return of $ 44 million, split between NHL and NHLPA.
The NHL players who took part in the two weeks received a pre-tax of $ 86,000 (VAT) and did not receive 500 unions from the unions before paying taxes of $ 10,000 (VAT).
"Most of the world's 200 players have played at a high level in dollars for two weeks, because they win at the NHL and have suffered all the dangers," said Thun. "The NHL team did not share the same amount of risk and profit."
The NHLPA did not deny the comment presented on Thursday afternoon with Thun positions.
Thun, 60, is the Managing Director of Quartexx Management based in Barcelona. The NHLPA maintains its negotiation after the summer signing, deciding whether or not it will take effect on September 15 against the NHLPA in order to take advantage as soon as possible. September 15, 2020
As far as possible, the reason for delays is like young stars Auston Matthews, Mikko Rantanen, Mitch Marner, Brayden Point, Patrik Laine and Sebastian Aho – to name a few – they want to change the landscape of the contract insofar as they get in-line business.
Young players never play much more at stake. They are second only to win money, because they were previously reserved for generations talent Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin and Connor McDavid.
"I do not think that an NHLPA CBA is being negotiated, until young players star understand the implications of signatures," said Thun. "In the next 12 months there will be a seismic change in the economic structure of the game, since players, as a team, do not understand the effect."
Thun questioned whether or not NHLPA Executive Director Donald Fehr received a mandate from the union to make the CBA default negotiations.
"I do not know, in one way or another, that Don Fehr has been mandated by some players in the CBA's dissertation speeches," said Thun. "Until players have defined specific goals, each player understands these goals, I do not think they are doing CBA negotiations. When I know, I would know with the player I am currently representing, I do not know that the NHLPA has had discussions with all of its members."
Whether the mandate or not, the NHLPA and the NHL appear already well in front of the track before the discussions work.
Bettman asked about CBA on Wednesday at a Seattle scheduled stop. Under the care of Bettman, the NHL has blocked the NHLPA in 1994, 2004 and 2012, resulting in the abolition of 2,574 games, including the entire 2004-05 season.
"I do not have a difficult negotiation," said Bettman. "I hope to extend or renew it [the CBA] with a minimal fanfare, and I'm not a fan of a job stoppage, even though this system works and keeps the game good and enjoyable and fun, as it is today. We'll see what happens, but I'm not looking for a fight. "
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