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.