NHL labour talks are on hold again for at least a day.
The NHLPA announced it plans to work internally on Tuesday and could be ready to meet with the league on Wednesday. The sides returned to the bargaining table for 90 minutes on Monday night, with the league asking for a comprehensive offer on the split of revenue and player contract rights.
“We’ve never heard a full proposal from them,” deputy commissioner Bill Daly told The Canadian Press afterward. “We’ve heard their proposal on economics, they’re still suggesting that they’re moving in our direction on economics. Until we know exactly where they stand on economics … we think it’s all tied together.
“We’d like to hear it all together.”
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The Globe & Mail’s Roy MacGregor, who was this year’s recipient of the Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award from the Hockey Hall of Fame, wrote a column Tuesday about a university professor who is an international expert in brand management and sports marketing ripping the NHL for treating its fans as “stupid”. You can read MacGregor’s column by clicking here.
And a new survey commissioned by the Montreal-based Association for Canadian Studies has found that about 61 per cent of the adult population haven’t been to an NHL game for at least five years, suggesting the NHL is just too expensive for the majority of Canadians. Read more by clicking here.
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