Just a few quick hits regarding the CBA negotiations.
- On Friday both sides met, but were hush, hush as to the results of the meeting. It can only be a good thing that the silence from both ends was broken.
Bettman made comments to the fact that every movement made in this process is under a microscope. It may annoy the parties involved, but if it helps get a deal done it can only be a good thing and frankly, in their position it should go without saying.
- NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly and NHLPA special counsel Steve Fehr met today for a short talk and will possibly meet again on Sunday. No Gary Bettman and no Donald Fehr, but progress.
On one hand I am happy to see continued talks in any form, but truthfully there needs to be a greater sense of urgency among both parties.
- Only six days remain until the lockout officially begins. I believe that there will be hockey, but not on time. We may see a similar situation as the 1992 players strike that lasted only 10 days but wiped out 30 games. That being said, don’t look for NHL hockey until around Thanksgiving.
Until next time….
6:15 pm update
Is there more to these “brief meetings” on Saturday and Sunday? Hearing rumblings. Stay tuned.
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