After a three hour meeting on Thursday and a hour-and-a-half hour meeting on Friday, the National Hockey League and the NHL Players’ Association appear to be no closer to a deal on a new collective bargaining agreement than they were at the start of the week. The two sides will meet again next Tuesday in New York before leaving for the World Championships in Austria.
The league did make an offer on Thursday and Friday was spent discussing the specific numbers involved in the offer. Reportedly, the offer is based on the NHLPA’s April 4th proposal, which included upper and lower salary caps determined by league revenue.
“No real progress I can report on,” said NHL chief legal officer Bill Daly, who also declined to report the details of the plan.
“We met with league representatives the past two days and continued discussions to develop a new conceptual framework for an agreement,” NHLPA senior director Ted Saskin said. “No progress was made.”