Skip to content

NHL, union plan to meet Monday

Dec 30, 2012, 5:01 PM EDT

garybettmangetty Getty Images

It looks like the NHL and NHLPA won’t have a bargaining session Sunday night, but the two sides are expected to have a face-to-face meeting on Monday, according to ESPN’s Katie Strang.

After the NHL made new concessions in its “comprehensive proposal” earlier this week, the league and union engaged in a series of information gathering discussions over the weekend.

It is believed that the NHLPA is working on a counteroffer, but after talking to several agents, the Globe and Mail’s David Shoalts doesn’t think the NHL’s latest offer contains any deal-breakers for the players. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that the negotiations are all-but done.

We won’t have a better idea about how close the NHL and union are until the NHLPA reveals its proposal and the NHL reacts to it. If all goes well, the season could start on Jan. 19, but time is rapidly running out.

If nothing gets done in the next couple of weeks, its possible that the 2012-13 campaign will be lost entirely.

Latest Posts
  1. Video: Glass fined for butt-ending McQuaid

    Mar 28, 2015, 6:00 PM EDT

    Screen Shot 2015-03-28 at 5.39.50 PM

    It’ll cost him $3,897.85.

  2. Video: Bolts lose Garrison, Paquette in loss to Wings

    Mar 28, 2015, 5:40 PM EDT

    Screen Shot 2015-03-28 at 5.32.11 PM

    Detroit moves five points up on Boston in the Atlantic with the win.

  3. Ducks punch their playoff ticket, too

    Mar 28, 2015, 4:38 PM EDT

    Frederik Andersen, Ryan Kesler AP

    Anaheim currently has the NHL’s best record as well.

  4. Bruins ruin Lundqvist’s return

    Mar 28, 2015, 3:48 PM EDT

    Henrik Lundqvist AP

    Big win for the B’s.

  5. Predators clinch playoff berth after slipping by Caps

    Mar 28, 2015, 3:25 PM EDT

    Ryan Ellis, Filip Forsberg AP

    The West’s first ticket gets punched.

  6. Bruins chalk Rask’s absence up to dehydration (Update)

    Mar 28, 2015, 2:49 PM EDT

    Tuukka Rask AP

    The only update so far is he’s “unlikely to return.”

  7. Holtby doesn’t even last 15 minutes vs. Preds

    Mar 28, 2015, 1:13 PM EDT

    Braden Holtby AP

    Nashville’s in a great position to clinch a playoff spot.

  8. Goalie nods: Lundqvist won’t get to ease back in

    Mar 28, 2015, 12:24 PM EDT

    Henrik Lundqvist Getty Images

    The really busy Saturday matinee edition.

  9. Preds’ Weber out with a lower-body injury

    Mar 28, 2015, 12:09 PM EDT

    Winnipeg Jets v Nashville Predators Getty Images

    Nashville will aim to clinch without him.

  10. Today’s NHL playoff clinching scenarios

    Mar 28, 2015, 11:55 AM EDT

    Nashville Predators v Anaheim Ducks Getty Images

    Four teams look to punch their ticket on Saturday.

  11. Smith-Pelly isn’t really catching on in Montreal

    Mar 28, 2015, 11:03 AM EDT

    Montreal Canadiens v Arizona Coyotes Getty Images

    He’s a healthy scratch for Saturday.

Featured video

Hammond leads Ottawa's turnaround
Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. P. Datsyuk (2543)
  2. E. Malkin (2475)
  3. H. Lundqvist (2366)
  4. D. Hamilton (1931)
  5. A. Hammond (1877)