NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman is a year removed from canceling preseason games in the early stages of the league’s lockout of its players.
The NHL, its teams and players have some work to do to win back their fans after the third work stoppage in less than two decades.
If there is going to be an NHL season, it won’t happen before New Year’s Eve.
The NHL and the locked-out players’ association are talking again, and a return to the bargaining table could happen soon.
Donald Fehr thought he and the hockey players he leads were close to a deal to save the season.
The tenor turned a bit after a second straight marathon day of NHL labor talks.
NHL owners and players have met in big groups. They’ve held smaller sessions. They’re tried federal mediators.
Jaymes Hall had a question for NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman about the lockout, which already has wiped out more than a quarter of the regular season: Why not put aside the money in dispute and get back on the ice.
The NHL and the locked-out players are talking again, just not for very long.
For the first time in eight days, the NHL and the players’ association are heading back to the bargaining table to try again to reach a deal that will end the two-month old lockout.