No official bargaining sessions have been scheduled for the coming week between the NHL and the NHLPA, but the sides are expected to resume talks at some point in New York.
Commisioner Gary Bettman has already set a deadline of Thursday to reach a new collective bargaining agreement in order to save a full 82-game schedule starting on Nov. 2.
When asked by The Canadian Press on Sunday whether there was a chance for the sides to get something in place by Thursday’s deadline, deputy commissioner Bill Daly responded by saying “that’s more of a question for the union than it is for me.”
“We think there’s a framework of a deal on the table,” he added.
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The Gazette’s Pat Hickey writes that there is one important thing missing from the NHL labour talks: honour. Read his column by clicking here.
Meanwhile, one frustrated hockey fan with a father who is in hospital with terminal throat cancer made the video below urging the NHL to end the lockout.
You can read a nice story about Luc Robitaille bringing the Stanley Cup to the Saint-Norbert, Que., home of his 70-year-old mother, who is battling advanced liver cancer, by clicking here.
(Photo by Chris Young/Canadian Press)