If there had been no lockout this year, this would have been the biggest and best of the outdoor events that the NHL has presented.
After two days of questions and answers, the NHL and the players’ association now need to figure out if they are ready to bargain again in what could be a last chance to save the hockey season.
The league and the players’ association spent much of Saturday talking to each other via conference call. The conversations were strictly for the purpose of sharing information regarding the new contract offer.
The NHL made a new offer to the players’ association, hoping to spark talks toward ending the long lockout and saving the hockey season.
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.