Oct 8, 2012, 2:12 PM EDT
The good news is that the NHL and NHLPA will resume CBA negotiations Wednesday and Thursday in New York.
The “let’s all pull our hair out” news is that talks will focus on secondary issues, not the main sticking point of how to split up the league’s billions of dollars in revenues.
“Major economic issues aren’t on the agenda,” NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly told USA Today on Monday via email.
Granted, there’s still time to put “major economic issues” on the agenda. It was reported last week that the NHLPA was working on a new proposal to present to the league.
But if “major economic issues” aren’t discussed Wednesday and Thursday, here’s hoping the two sides can resolve that contentious “Should each player get his own hotel room on road trips?” dispute.
Otherwise we might start worrying the entire season could be wiped out.
- Brandon Saad brings championship experience to Blue Jackets 12
- Sharks sign Joel Ward to three-year deal 16
- Sabres lock up O’Reilly through 2022-23 56
- Locked in: Columbus signs Saad to six-year, $36M deal 25
- Oilers sign McDavid to entry-level contract 24
- ‘Hawks would like to re-sign Oduya, but still working through ‘financial hurdles’ 17
- Trade: Caps acquire Oshie from Blues for Brouwer, Copley and draft pick 73
- Voynov takes plea, gets 90 days in jail plus probation 60
- Curtains on Broadway: Martin St. Louis calls it a career 36
- Discuss: Where’s the best fit for Alex Semin? 23
- Blockbuster: Kessel traded to the Penguins (131)
- Trade: Flyers send Rinaldo to Bruins for 2017 third-rounder (105)
- Trade: Jackets land Saad; Anisimov and Dano headed to Chicago (93)
- Bypassing a buyout? Kings terminate Richards’ contract for ‘material breach’ (90)
- Trade: Caps acquire Oshie from Blues for Brouwer, Copley and draft pick (73)