A secret, long-awaited bargaining session has done some good in the NHL labor fight – so much so that the sides already have plans to get back to the bargaining table soon.
Even more games have been wiped off the NHL calendar on Friday, as the NHL Owners and NHLPA have yet to come to an agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement.
The NHL has announced a second round of games being cancelled due to the current lockout, cancelling games through November 1.
NHL players’ union head Donald Fehr says management’s latest proposal would cost his members more than $1.6 billion over six years.
The NHL and the locked-out players’ union will resume negotiations Tuesday in Toronto after a four-day break following two days of meetings last week.
The NHL and its players’ union plan to resume bargaining Friday for the first time since the league’s lockout started, but the talks are to focus on non-core economic issues.
Sidney Crosby is among the players attending the NHL’s latest round of collective bargaining talks.
The NHL said Friday that it won’t go forward with its realignment plan and modified playoff format next season after the players’ association refused to agree to the changes.