CFL labour dispute hits calm after storm

CFL commissioner Mark Cohon speaks during the annual state of the league media conference in...

CFL commissioner Mark Cohon speaks during the annual state of the league media conference in Regina, Saskatchewan, November 22, 2013. (REUTERS/Mark Blinch)

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:51 PM ET

We have reached the calm after the storm in the CFL labour talks.

It's the point that occurs during most collective bargaining agreement negotiations where there is one day of news releases, strong talk and hurt feelings, and then nothing for a few days afterwards. There is still plenty of time for an agreement to be reached and for training camps to begin on time, but it looks like the players are going to make the owners sweat a bit.

Both sides have something to give, and now fans will sit back and wait for them to meet somewhere in the middle.

There was a telling conversation on Winnipeg radio Friday night, when B.C. Lions running back Andrew Harris told CJOB's Jim Toth that the players are asking for "a bit too much."


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