Both Bill Daly and Steve Fehr joined Sportsnet’s Hockey Central program today to talk about a whole host of topics.
Nick Cotsonika, Bruce Garrioch and Chris Botta were all sending out reports from what the Daly and Fehr were saying.
- Bill Daly isn’t scared of the union decertifying and doesn’t think they have much of a chance in court.
- Decertification would likely end any chance of a season happening
- Daly isn’t sure that the people leading the players union want to have a season or that mediation would be a good idea.
- Daly, according to Cotsonika, insinuates that the players want to make a deal and that not all of their wishes are being brought forward by the PA leadership.
- Fehr says that he has his doubts about the NHL wanting to get a deal done and says that decertification is something they are looking at.
- He says that they absolutely want to get a deal done
- Fehr says that the players have moved “a couple of miles” and aren’t prepared to move any further right now. He says that the NHL has moved a couple of inches
- Daly says that the term “make whole” isn’t correct and they will start calling it transition payments.
Cotsonika tweets “In the end, again, they are close enough to make a deal and there is no excuse if there is no season. I think/hope they will make a deal.”
The NHL is in shambles. Hopefully, some leaders – owners, players, THE COMMISSIONER – step up.—
Chris Botta (@ChrisBottaNHL) November 23, 2012