The sides met in small groups throughout the day Wednesday and then held a full-scale bargaining session with a federal mediator at night that lasted nearly five hours and didn’t wrap up until about 1 a.m. Thursday.
The NHL says it has made a new contract offer to the players in an attempt to end the lockout and save the season.
With no deal in sight and no negotiations planned, the NHL chopped another two weeks off the schedule and moved closer to canceling the entire hockey 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 NHL’s lawsuit against its players was assigned to a relatively new federal judge who is a longtime New York Yankees fan and a former federal prosecutor.
NHL players will begin voting Sunday on whether they will grant the players’ association’s executive board the authority to dissolve the union because of the inability to reach a collective bargaining agreement with the league.
The NHL and its locked-out players might turn up in a courtroom before they find their way back onto the ice.
Different location, different format, same old result in the ongoing fruitless NHL labor talks.
Sitting in a hockey locker room, Steve Chase became the latest die-hard fan fed up with the NHL lockout.
We’ve all said the phrase, at least once.