Read: Maybe There Wasn’t Any Progress Yesterday…..

Larry Brooks tweets, “Appears as if initial reads off yesterdays meeting-mine included-were off. Little, if anything, achieved. PA holding firm on contract issues”

Last night, Louis Jean, a TV reporter from Montreal tweeted:

  • A source informs me that: “It’s going very well and are very encouraging and interesting exchanges.”

12:42PM: Elliotte Friedman says that the best part of yesterday was both sides showing a willingness to negotiate. He says that it’s the first step in what should lead to the lockout being resolved.

The players taking part in the meetings today are Backes, Campoli, Darche, Hainsey, Lucic, Malhotra, S. Thornton, Westgarth.

12:58PM: Pierre LeBrun tweets that after today, when the Make Whole proposal will be discussed, we will have a better indication on where the talks are going.

Friedman added that only when the two sides can agree on the process of the make whole, will other things start to fall into place.