Sep 28, 2012, 8:19 PM EDT
The NHL and union have wrapped up Friday’s discussions and will meet again on Saturday to discuss the NHL’s economic framework, according to Renaud P Lavoie. Additionally, NHLPA boss Don Fehr and league commissioner Gary Bettman had a private conversation today.
So that’s good news right?
Unfortunately the post-meetings rhetoric left plenty to be desired in the optimism department.
“We’ve done a lot of abstract and philosophical speaking on economics, but ultimately there has to be a (PA) proposal,” NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said according to Lance Hornby.
That’s problematic because, as Michael Grangethe reported, NHLPA’s Steve Fehr said that the union doesn’t have any immediate plans to present the league with a new proposal.
Darren Dreger summed up Friday’s meetings by saying that “none of what has been discussed will lead to an end to the lockout.”
Still, at least they’re holding meetings. That’s more than we could have said at this point last week.
- Gettin’ paid: Gardiner inks five-year, $20.25M extension with Leafs 14
- Report: Trottier to join Sabres’ coaching staff 13
- Blues sign former eighth overall pick Mueller 28
- Trotz plans to let Johansson, Kuznetsov, and Burakovsky compete for time at center 43
- Eric Staal has surgery to repair ‘core muscle injury’ 6
- After not seeing ‘eye-to-eye’ with Carlyle, Reimer will compete for No. 1 gig 16
- Two down, one to go: Wings ink Tatar to three-year, $8.25M deal 12
- Cashing in: Rangers sign Brassard to five-year, $25 million deal 63
- Subban not eager to discuss contract talks 34
- Leafs re-sign Reimer — two years, $4.6 million 22
- Cashing in: Rangers sign Brassard to five-year, $25 million deal (63)
- Avs and O’Reilly agree on two-year deal, but questions remain (45)
- Trotz plans to let Johansson, Kuznetsov, and Burakovsky compete for time at center (43)
- New Caps regime plans to keep Ovechkin at RW (for now) (42)
- Rangers and Kreider avoid arbitration, agree on two-year deal (39)