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NHL and players’ union to meet Monday, but not about what you think

Sep 22, 2012, 2:56 PM EDT

Gary Bettman; Bill Daly AP

In a bit of a tease, TSN reports the NHL and NHLPA will meet on Monday in Toronto. What they won’t be doing is negotiating a new Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Instead, the two sides will be going over last season’s hockey related revenue (HRR) as well as escrow payments for the players. The players are due to receive their first escrow checks in October and figuring out the money to do that is kind of necessary.

It’s been nearly a full week since the lockout began and the two sides have yet to sit down for any meaningful discussions. While Bill Daly and Steve Fehr have kept in contact, nothing of substance has gone on.

Nick Cotsonika of Yahoo! Sports says there’s a chance things will lighten up next week and more discussion will take place.

  1. bcsteele - Sep 22, 2012 at 3:04 PM

    Why is this a shocker. I guess everyone is loving the vacation except the fans. And of course they’ll meet to talk about money the’re getting…but not about getting back on the ice as soon as possible.

    I’ve said it from the get go the NHL needs to fix it’s finances, I still think the players got low balled, but really at the end of the day as a fan, I’d just like to see what one truly express that they care about the fans and the game by getting something done. I just want hockey, and this sucks.

    • bcsteele - Sep 22, 2012 at 3:06 PM

      correction – *I’d just like to see ‘one side’ truly express*

      Sorry, didn’t re read it first and that’s what I get…

  2. nolockoutpricks - Sep 22, 2012 at 3:18 PM

    hopefully splitting up all that money, the two sides will look at each other and say he 50-50 split sounds great lets continue to make more boatloads of money and move forward.

  3. jokoneski - Sep 22, 2012 at 4:03 PM

    Why are they not meeting everyday to get this hashed out?

    • blomfeld - Sep 23, 2012 at 2:15 AM

      why ? … well maybe because November 22nd is still two months away …

  4. cory4200 - Sep 22, 2012 at 5:29 PM

    How about yourich pricks talk about making a deal already so we can see some hockey. Owners SUCK!!!!

  5. xaf605 - Sep 22, 2012 at 5:52 PM

    National what league?

    • sheapuck - Sep 22, 2012 at 8:36 PM

      I believe the term you’re looking for is No Hockey League?

  6. mpg44 - Sep 22, 2012 at 6:30 PM

    Enjoy the last of it ….

  7. capsrockva - Sep 22, 2012 at 7:04 PM

    Just seek some GD negotiating done for the FANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please I want hockey this year and many more!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. websurfer1961 - Sep 22, 2012 at 10:46 PM

    Laughing my way to the bank. As long as we get paid we negotiating can wait. I hate hockey I hope it does die.

  9. id4joey - Sep 23, 2012 at 12:34 PM

    Is this meeting scheduled for Monday formal or informal? :)

  10. sportmentary - Sep 24, 2012 at 7:42 PM

    Are you kidding me? The NHL and NHLPA are a disgrace and the people that run these 2 organizatiosn are useless.

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