8:56PM: Today’s meeting is over but the two sides will meet tomorrow.
Nick Cotsonika tweets “They must have something to talk about. So they’ve got that going for them, which is nice.”
From Renaud Lavoie: Don Fehr:”we are going to think about what was said and think about our next step.”
8:03PM: Rosen notes that Shanahan isn’t in the meeting but still in the NHL office
7:37PM: Dan Rosen notes that former Ranger Brendan Shanahan is taking part of the talks on the league side.
6:42PM: According to the NHLPA, of the 18 players taking part in the CBA talks tonight, five of them are Ryan Callahan, Marian Gaborik, Brad Richards, Marc Staal and Jeff Halpern.
Katie Strang tweets “ Core economics/player contracting rights expected to be discussed tonight. Doesn’t sound like a proposal coming from NHLPA, though.”
Darren Dreger tweets :
- No proposals coming from the PA, but, players are going in hoping for flexibility and sound willing to listen closely to ideas to close gap.
- If tonights meeting ends quickly it will be clear neither side is willing to bend more than it already has. Good group of players attending.
- On the wknd, Daly suggested the NHL is willing to move on contractual hurdles, but, not until core economics are clearly defined.