November 12, 2012

NHL, NHLPa Met Briefly Sunday, Plan To Touch Base Monday

The NHL and NHL Players Association met briefly Sunday in a failed attempt to tackle player contracting issues, leaving little hope a labor deal will be reached soon, according to ESPN. Both NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr and NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said they don’t know how a labor agreement can be reached given [...]

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November 4, 2012

NHL And NHLPA Labor Talks Resumed Saturday

After more than two weeks apart and the hockey season hanging in the balance, the NHL and the NHL Players Association returned to the bargaining table Saturday after more than two weeks off. The hope of a full season being played is already gone, and so is the popular New Year’s Day Winter Classic. If [...]

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October 30, 2012

With November 2nd Deadline Looming No New Progress On CBA

With the NHL’s deadline to get a Collective Bargaining Agreement done set for November 2, there have been no updates or progress on the possibility of future labor talks. “No new news,” NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly told TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun on Monday. “We withdrew our most recent proposal on Friday, and now we [...]

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October 30, 2012

NHL Is Ready To Cancel Winter Classic

Although there was limited communication between NHL Players Association special counsel Steve Fehr and NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly over the weekend, the stalemate between the sides continues, making it likely that the Winter Classic will be canceled, ESPN reports. Daly said Monday that the two sides had no plans to meet but that the [...]

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October 24, 2012

NHL, NHLPA Can’t Agree To Meet

The NHL and NHL Players Association can’t agree to meet at this point. The NHLPA says it has invited the NHL back to the bargaining table as long as there are no strings attached. After the NHLPA’s executive board conference call Tuesday, the players’ union “informed the NHL we are willing to meet tomorrow or [...]

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October 22, 2012

Bill Daly Feels Framework For CBA Deal Is On The Table

With just days remaining to strike a new Collective Bargaining Agreement and preserve an 82-game schedule, deputy commissioner Bill Daly indicated that he felt there was a deal to be made. Asked on Sunday whether there was a chance for the sides to get something in place by Thursday’s deadline, Daly responded by saying “that’s more [...]

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October 22, 2012

NHL, NHLPA Hold Conference Call

While the NHL and the NHL Players Association are keeping the lines of communication open, they don’t seem to be moving any closer to getting back to the bargaining table. For the second straight day, representatives on both sides of the lockout had telephone conversations Sunday. None of those talks have yet led to concrete [...]

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October 16, 2012

NHL Offers NHLPA 50/50 Split On Hockey Related Revenues

The NHL put a new Collective Bargaining Agreement offer on the bargaining table for the NHL Players Association on Tuesday morning, which includes a 50/50 split of hockey-related revenue across the board and contingent on an 82-game season beginning November 2. “We hope we’ve given our best shot,” NHL commissioner Gary Bettman told reporters on Tuesday afternoon. Bettman [...]

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October 16, 2012

Collective Bargaining Agreement Talks To Resume Today

Labor talks between the NHL and the locked-out  NHL Players Association will resume Tuesday in Toronto, league deputy commissioner Bill Daly told ESPN.com on Monday. Both the NHL and the NHLPA also told ESPN.com that the four key figures in the negotiations league commissioner Gary Bettman, Daly and union bosses Donald Fehr and Steve Fehr plan to [...]

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September 26, 2012

Collective Bargaining Agreement Talks To Resume Friday

After more than a week of stalled talks between the NHL and the players union, negotiations for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement will resume Friday. Deputy commissioner Bill Daly and NHL Players Association special counsel Steve Fehr met Tuesday in Toronto and scheduled the session. “We are pleased the league is willing to come back to [...]

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