Movement (But Barely) in NHL Talks

AP Photo

After the latest dance steps by the NHL owners and players, the major issues remain unsolved with the only sign of hope being the fact they will talk again on Friday.

“I’m not going to characterize [the negotiations] except to say that it’s always better when you’re meeting than when you’re not,” NHL Players’ Association executive director Donald Fehr said Thursday night after the end of the third day of collective bargaining between players and management, the almost 20 hours of total meetings representing the longest stretch of face-to-face bargaining since the lockout began Sept. 15.

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, like Fehr breaking a media silence of several days, said, “I don’t know what Don [Fehr] said but the fact is, we have a lot of work to do...

Read Full Article »

Recommended Articles

Finally, Genuine Progress in NHL Talks

Pierre LeBrun, ESPN - November 7, 2012

Shhhhh... Amid the amazing buzz of a U.S. presidential election on Tuesday night, tucked away in a secret location in New York City, the NHL and NHL Players’ Association met for seven-plus hours and agreed to meet again... more »

Neither NHL Side Seems to Care

Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun - October 27, 2012

The National Hockey League’s deadline Thursday for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement — to be clear, this was the Thursday deadline, not the Sept. 15 or Oct. 1 or the next deadline — passed as quietly as Y2K, albeit... more »

Full NHL Schedule Now Impossible

Sean Gentille, Sporting News - October 26, 2012

The NHL, with its self-imposed deadline for an 82-game season on the verge of passing, has withdrawn its latest CBA proposal to the NHLPA, deputy commissioner Bill Daly told The move was not unexpected, but it comes... more »

Canceling Winter Classic Would Be Disastrous

Scott Burnside, ESPN - November 1, 2012

As I read through another self-righteously indignant news release from NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr, it struck me that the NHL's players and the equally self-righteous and indignant owners truly exist in a kind of... more »