CBA Negotiations: Dr. NHL and Mr. NHLPA

As noon came and went, the NHL and NHLPA hadn't even started to meet yet. Apparently the two sides can't agree on the forum for today's meeting. The NHLPA wants anyone who wants to partake allowed in, while the NHL would rather the same small group meeting as they did the past couple days.

The mood at the meetings (credit every hockey writer alive for this info) is, as Bob McKenzie put it, bizarre. Some participants feel like the sides are close enough that they can't imagine a deal not happening. Others believe that this is the day talks will fall apart.

Earlier in the morning, the media was told that they would not be able to stay on the premises. The NHL and NHLPA didn't want the media to be leaking negative reports surrounding the negotiations, but two hours later the media all still seem to be around and reporting at will.

Things are getting tense, nobody knows where these meetings are going, and it seems like this will play out as a manic day of negotiations. Most are in agreement though that this is the day where we'll see some kind of resolution to the lockout, whether positive or negative.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Lighthouse Hockey

You must be a member of Lighthouse Hockey to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Lighthouse Hockey. You should read them.

Join Lighthouse Hockey

You must be a member of Lighthouse Hockey to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Lighthouse Hockey. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9355_tracker