Buzz: Are They Closer Than They Want Us To Believe?

In the NY Times, Jeff Z. Klein spoke with a member of the NHLPA who said that the two sides are far closer to striking a deal on a new CBA than we are being led to believe.

Klein writes that the member of the NHLPA says that the shouting match that took place on Friday, between Chris Campoli, Ron Hainsey and owners Craig Leipold and Murry Edwards has been a “major exaggeration” and that the meetings are held in a very professional matter where “no one even raises their voice.”

Klein is told that while the two sides are far apart on contract issues, they are actually very close on the issue of honoring all contracts.