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NHL, NHLPA not expected to meet today

Aug 30, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

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The NHL and NHLPA aren’t likely to meet today, reports Chris Botta of Sports Business Journal.

The union, it appears, needs more time to consider the owners’ latest CBA proposal. (Or possibly to make a big, papier-mache middle finger out of it.)

Botta says the two sides may meet tomorrow, though he emphasizes the word “may.”

The NHLPA reportedly wants more information from the league on how each individual club would be affected by the latest league proposal before it can make a counteroffer.

Whether the league provides the union with that information in a timely fashion (or at all), we’ll have to wait and see.

  1. dbarnes79 - Aug 30, 2012 at 12:34 PM

    Better not miss one game!!

  2. mpg44 - Aug 30, 2012 at 12:55 PM

    Not like there is a deadline or anything like that.

  3. bcsteele - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:10 PM

    Bettman prolly has his family vacation planned for a week before the 15th…better hurry before he skips town…

    Both sides better not leave New York until the deal is done or this season could be toast.

  4. hockinj25 - Aug 30, 2012 at 4:39 PM

    I think Bettman goes through the comments and gives each one the only thumbs down they get.

  5. icu84bs - Aug 30, 2012 at 5:40 PM

    ‘The union, it appears, needs more time to consider the owners’ latest CBA proposal. (Or possibly to make a big, papier-mache middle finger out of it.)’

    Thanks Jason, still chuckling.

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