Former Canadiens defenceman Chris Campoli, who is now a free agent, is a member of the NHLPA’s negotiating committee and was one of three players who took part in sub-committee meetings Thursday, one day after NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said a “wide gap” remained in collective bargaining negotiations after dismissing the NHLPA’s proposal.
“The industry’s grown a billion dollars since (the lockout) and basically they just want more money,” Campoli told The Canadian Press.
“I thought in our proposal we made a step and considerable concessions to them. Frankly, it was a little disappointing to see the response yesterday and the view they have on it.
“I just think they took such an aggressive stance with their first proposal. We could have taken an aggressive stance the other way and we didn’t. You know, we want to fix the systematic issues they have with the way things are run and I think we’re being more than fair.”
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