Oct 17, 2012, 5:57 PM EDT
Echoing Tuesday’s reports, the next set of CBA meetings will indeed take place on Thursday. To be exact, they’re scheduled for 1 pm ET in Toronto, according to Sportsnet’s John Shannon and other outlets.
Again, the NHLPA is expected to bring its counter-offer to the table during that meeting.
Thursday’s meeting takes place a week from a crucial deadline. If the NHL hopes to play an altered 82-game season as Gary Bettman hopes, the two sides need to reach a deal by Oct. 25.
Tomorrow could be a huge step in either a positive or negative direction as far as that goal is concerned.
Still, as the NBA lockout revealed, failing to meet that mark doesn’t mean an entire season would be lost.
Antsy fans probably don’t want to picture going through additional weeks (if not months) of haggling, though.
- It’s Buffalo Sabres Day at PHT 22
- Bernier, Leafs agree on two-year, $8.3 million deal 24
- How do Voracek, Giroux compare to the most expensive duos? 61
- Voracek turns monster season into massive eight-year deal 71
- Report: Canucks, Sutter closing in on five-year deal, north of $20M 28
- Voynov serving sentence at jail that once advertised it had flat screen TVs 45
- Report: Bernier and Leafs more than $2 million apart ahead of Friday’s arbitration hearing 12
- Flyers re-sign Couturier: six years, $26 million 41
- Benning calls Sutter a ‘foundation piece’ for Canucks 24
- Here’s a chart that shows which teams have been good/bad at drafting 44
- Bettman says NHL would have to ‘consider’ putting Quebec City in the Western Conference (71)
- Voracek turns monster season into massive eight-year deal (71)
- Rangers sign Stepan — six years, $39 million (62)
- How do Voracek, Giroux compare to the most expensive duos? (62)
- NBC Sports to broadcast 105 NHL games in 2015-16 (58)