19 Total Quotes

Bill Daly Quotes

Not that a luxury tax would work, but we're not going to walk away from the table just because there's one in the offer. What we're looking for is a legitimate effort by the union that we feel addresses our issues.
Bill Daly
#Luxury

The Hockey Hall of Fame is the essential destination for the total hockey experience, and the new NHL Zone will add to that experience. The NHL is proud to support the Hall's further development.
Bill Daly
#Experience

We still believe that the framework we have had in place for the last 10 years now has served the sport of hockey well.
Bill Daly
#Believe

We resumed negotiations with the union [Tuesday] in an effort to achieve a new collective bargaining agreement. Out of respect for the process, I will refrain from commenting on the substance of the meeting until the conclusion of [Wednesday's] session.
Bill Daly
#Agreement

While betting on football or other sports may be the pervasive issue, it in no way justifies poor judgment or otherwise alleged inappropriate conduct. We will take this issue very seriously and will monitor the proceedings closely.
Bill Daly
#Football

[NHL VP Bill Daly reiterated he thinks the owners and players would meet again this week.] Yes, I believe we will be meeting with the union again before the end of the week. As nothing is scheduled at this time, I don't know when or where, nor do I know who will be attending. We are hoping to hear back from the union soon, ... We feel that what we laid out on Thursday night could form the basis of a new agreement. But I'm not sure the union shares that view.
Bill Daly
#Believe

I believe we're a lot closer to the same philosophies than they are portraying now. Were there points in those meetings when both sides were clearly frustrated and Trevor was clearly frustrated? Absolutely, and I understand that. I can only take that back and try to process that and try to find a way to satisfy the concerns he was raising. We're trying to craft something that will work for both sides. And I can tell you that I think we're a lot closer than they're suggesting we are.
Bill Daly
#Believe

[Daly sees a different outcome, saying under the old collective bargaining agreement even rebuilding teams lost players before they were ready to compete because they could no longer afford them.] You've got teams now that have to be broken up because of the financial reality of the situation, ... So the system they want to maintain does not foster team-building unless you're in a situation where you can afford to team-build.
Bill Daly
#Agreement

While there are no future meetings scheduled, we have agreed to keep the lines of communication open. We have no intention of making any further announcement relating to collective bargaining or the status of the season at this time.
Bill Daly
#Communication

Our partnership with NASN represents a significant step by the league to re-establish its relationship with its existing European-based fans, as well as begin the process of developing new ones.
Bill Daly
#Partnership

In a lot of respects, the litigation was the sole remaining vestige of a year-long labor dispute that was difficult for us and for our fans. It was time to turn the page and move on.
Bill Daly
#Labor

[The NHL maintains its willingness to discuss anything the Players' Association brings to the table, but a luxury tax is still not a starting point.] We have said repeatedly that a proposal centered around a luxury tax will not work for us, ... A tax-based system is too unpredictable and the league's problems too severe for us to take chances on the future of the game. At the same time, we believe that a meaningful proposal from the union, as opposed to the regressive proposal they gave us on Sept. 9, would be a positive development in the process, and we remain prepared to discuss and negotiate over anything and everything the union proposes.
Bill Daly
#Luxury

We are very committed to an objective, and we think that objective is necessary for the long-term future and viability and health of this sport.
Bill Daly
#Future

[Labor talks resume Tuesday followed by a board of governors meeting Wednesday.] I really don't know what to expect, ... Hopefully what we talked about in the last hour of the last meeting will lead to further negotiation and possibly a framework down the road.
Bill Daly
#Labor

You've got teams now that have to be broken up because of the financial reality of the situation. So the system they want to maintain does not foster team-building unless you're in a situation where you can afford to team-build.
Bill Daly
#Reality

We're still working. We're making slow progress, but it's a long process.
Bill Daly
#Progress

There was healthy dialogue and progress continued to be made on many operational issues relating to a new collective bargaining agreement. We will resume meeting early next week.
Bill Daly
#Progress

Our partnership with NASN represents a significant step by the league to re-establish its relationship with its existing European-based fans, as well as begin the process of developing new ones,
Bill Daly
#Partnership

This retention wasn't about making a 'politically correct' or 'politically acceptable' choice. It was about getting the right person for the job. Firm affiliation is irrelevant to finding the right person.
Bill Daly
#Job