Oct 22, 2012, 9:36 PM EDT
After last week’s heated negotiations, NHL general managers and owners were given permission to speak to the locked-out players during a 48-hour window, according to Louis Jean.
However, what they were allowed to talk about was limited. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said that they were only permitted to “answer player questions about the proposal we tabled last week.”
Meanwhile, the CBA talks seem to be at a standstill despite the fact that there’s precious little time left if we want to have a full 82-game season. Nov. 2 is the cutoff date NHL commissioner Gary Bettman gave for the start of a 2012-13 campaign with a full schedule, but we would need a CBA finalized well before that to allow for training camps.
If we don’t get a CBA agreement by the end of Thursday, then it might already be too late for anything other than a shortened schedule.
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- Locked in: Columbus signs Saad to six-year, $36M deal 9
- Oilers sign McDavid to entry-level contract 15
- ‘Hawks would like to re-sign Oduya, but still working through ‘financial hurdles’ 11
- 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
- Caps landing ‘affordable’ Williams a sign of the new free agency 4
- Shots fired! ‘Canes owner Karmanos rips into Jim Rutherford (Updated) 59
- 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: Flames land Dougie Hamilton for package of picks (75)