Jul 13, 2012, 9:24 PM EDT
The NHL and NHLPA engaged in their fifth meeting regarding a new CBA on Friday, discussing various items for more than four hours according to NHL.com’s Adam Kimmelman. For the most part, Gary Bettman and Donald Fehr stuck to previous descriptions of a “business-like” process, although Fehr did provide a bit more detail.
“There were a variety of topics discussed — both economic and not central economic — having to do with day-to-day working conditions,” Fehr said. “I think it’s fair to say we had a good and a frank exchange of views.”
The CBA expires on Sept. 15, so the two sides have a lot of work to do in the next couple months. They’re not divulging many details, but one wonders if the “gloves might come off” as training camp/the regular season approaches.
Here’s some quick video from the proceedings, also via NHL.com:
- Blackhawks’ Sharp: ‘We knew we had to get two points’ 5
- Video: Brian Engblom takes a puck to the head 9
- Flames jump back into third in Pacific, beat Preds 6
- Letang concussed, Penguins will dress five defensemen 17
- NHL on NBCSN: Sharks desperate for wins, Penguins seek definitive end to slump 7
- Video: Bolts lose Garrison, Paquette in loss to Wings 4
- Bruins ruin Lundqvist’s return 28
- Video: Letang hospitalized after Doan hit (Update) 48
- Bruins chalk Rask’s absence up to dehydration (Update) 4
- Happy returns: Datsyuk plays for Detroit 2