Oct 5, 2012, 7:00 PM EDT
Holding meetings and actually making progress can be two very different things, but Pierre LeBrun’s reports provide some optimism.
First things first, the NHL “strongly urged” the NHLPA to come up with a revised offer while the players asked the owners to do the same.
That’s a good sign to begin with, but LeBrun’s summary of the discussions includes the magic word in negotiations: compromise.
In short, both sides expressing to each other that it's time to compromise—
Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) October 05, 2012
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