Read: Mediation Was/Is A Waste Of Time

At CBC, Elliotte Friedman writes that the NHL and NHLPA were wasting their time with mediation if all the mediators were going to do was ask if the players would accept a proposal that they have already said they didn’t like.

Friedman writes “Non-binding mediation is the worst. A waste of time. A useless process. No mediator is going to get them to budge. It’s all about the calendar, and it’s got too many days remaining.”

He says that the process needs a shot of “adrenaline” to help close the gap.