NHL, NHLPA Meet For Less Than Two Hours, Report No Progress
Published October 2, 2012
The NHL and NHLPA met for less than two hours on hockey-related revenue this morning in N.Y. and came away with no progress to report and some more harsh words. NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said, “No progress was made.” NHLPA Exec Dir Donald Fehr countered by saying if there was no progress, it was because the owners “didn’t get what they want yet.” After Daly volunteered to reporters that the league lost an estimated $100M from the cancelled preseason, Fehr said the NHL “should look in the mirror.”
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No further negotiations have been scheduled, but there is a possibility the sides will meet later in the week in Toronto. The first cancellation of a block of regular-season games is expected to be made by the NHL soon.