BOSTON – With a lockout drawing ever closer, the NHL and the players’ union are in touch with each other after a day of internal meetings.
On Thursday night, NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly spoke to special counsel Steve Fehr, the brother of union executive director Donald Fehr. They did not, however, discuss a possible return to the bargaining table. The contract expires at midnight EDT on Saturday. Bettman has said the season won’t start without a new deal. Training camps are to open Sept. 21, and the season is to begin Oct. 11.
Kept it optimistic until there was no progressive news today. Bettman and the owners are pushing for a for sure lockout. Its a shame that the players receive 57% percent of Hockey Related Revenue (which is what the owners are bitching about)… the players are the ones who drive the fucking league. give em what they want.