In the NY Post, Larry Brooks writes that both the players and the owners are feeling pressure to get a deal done so that a season could start by December 1.
Brooks writes that the shortened season would likely be 62-66 games. On 12/1 last year the Rangers had already played 22 games.
THIS SECTION is all about a shortened schedule.
On progress towards getting a deal done, Pierre LeBrun wrote at ESPN.com “That’s still too early to call. But they’re talking for a third consecutive day. And both sides stayed mum to the media again on Wednesday night. I’ll take that as a promising sign — but know that this could still unravel Thursday.”
1:27PM: Kevin Paul Dupont tweets “Some agents, and some B- and C-list NHLers now making their frustration clear to NHLPA. Eager to play. Eager for pay.”
Darren Dreger tweets “Few details, but players pushed hard yest…gave NHL much to consider on all issues. NHL’s response today determines next step.”
If NHL doesn't honour existing contracts and guarantee players $1.883 share there will be no deal anytime soon. Biggest day of negotiation.—
Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) November 08, 2012