3:03PM: Brian Burke is the GM who is joining the CBA talks
1:53PM: Yzerman told Darren Dreger that he isn’t involved in the CBA talks
12:21PM: Renaud Lavoie tweets that Martin St. Louis and Vinny Lecavalier of the Lightning will attend the CBA talks today in New York
12:14PM: Nick Cotsonika tweets “Would be smart move by NHL to have Yzerman and/or Nieuwendyk across the table. Great players, recently retired, now in management.”
12:13PM: Bruce Garrioch tweets that former Panthers coach and Blue Jackets GM Doug MacLean said that Tampa Bay GM Steve Yzerman and/or Dallas GM Joe Nieuwendyk could sit in on the meetings today.
Adam Rotter: I love the idea of former players, who went through the 94-95 and 04-05 lockouts, joining the discussion. Those guys can only help and I think it’s a step in the right direction to involve people that can relate to the players.