The NHL has wiped out all games through Jan. 14, and if it needs to make any more cancellations, the entire season could be the next thing to go.
Donald Fehr and the players’ association are ready to get back to the bargaining table at any moment. They are now just waiting for the NHL to feel the same way.
I’m just so turned off by the greed, the unwillingness to cooperate, the lack of direction and the apathy toward the fans who live and die with every drop of the puck. It’s disgraceful and it’s unfair, and I’m finished.
The league announced Friday that it has filed a class action suit in U.S. District Court in New York, seeking to establish that its now 90-day lockout is legal.
The president seemed quite annoyed that the lockout is still keeping the NHL from opening its doors to players and fans.
The NHL’s labor dispute has gotten so big that President Barack Obama was asked about the stalemate during an interview Thursday.
Federal mediators are still involved in hockey’s labor talks, and the NHL and the players’ association might soon be getting together again.
NHL labor negotiations will resume Wednesday, with mediators rejoining the talks at an undisclosed location in an effort to save the hockey season.
More bad news, hockey fans. The NHL has canceled all games through Dec. 30.
Bettman huffed and puffed and took pulled the NHLPA’s offer off the bargaining table.
The NHL and the players’ association are further apart than ever before.
The owners and players exited the conference room around 1 a.m. on Thursday morning with a new offer to consider, but no agreement. Maybe if this happened in say, September, there would be reason for optimism. But we’re running out of time.
Very little information leaked out of the meeting room, but it is believed that each side submitted proposals to the other and spent lots of time apart discussing what was offered.
With the lockout lingering into another week, the NHL labor talks are set to resume on Tuesday with owners and players scheduled to meet while a couple of key figures remain on the sidelines of the negotiations.
The NHL and the players’ association have agreed to a meeting with selective owners and players, but without NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman or union chief Donald Fehr.
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