No Collective Bargaining Agreement Talks Expected Till Wednesday
Neither side expects formal negotiations to begin until at least Wednesday, after the Jewish holiday Rosh Hashanah, reports TSN.
The NHL locked the players out at midnight ET on Saturday when the old labor agreement expired. It’s the NHL’s fourth work stoppage in 20 years.
NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly and NHLPA special counsel Steve Fehr are expected to speak informally Tuesday to figure out the next steps in the negotiating process.
The two sides haven’t met for face-to-face talks since last Wednesday when the NHL countered a union proposal with a time-sensitive offer of its own.
The parties did not meet again after and the league’s offer, along with the old Collective Bargaining Agreement, expired Saturday.
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