Bettman may be the commissioner of the NHL, but he has never looked out for the best interests of his sport. He cares about hockey only as a business.
NHL players gave the executive board the right to take steps to dissolve the union, and they signed off on it in overwhelming fashion.
Donald Fehr says the NHLPA will continue to work through the holidays in an effort to save the 2012-13 season.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The NHL and NHLPA’s non-binding meetings with federal mediators broke off without any progress.
The NHL and NHLPA will meet with separate mediators on Wednesday.