Read: The Calendar Said It Was Time For Progress

On TSN last night, Bob McKenzie was asked what made last night different than all the other meetings between the NHL and NHLPA and responded by saying “it was just time. Both sides realized that the season is on the line and/or that decertification was becoming a real option for the NHLPA.”

McKenzie also said that the thing he was excited about was how both sides brought new cards to the table and that “we have made a significant step forward, but it is tenuous.”

“By far the best day of the lockout”

McKenzie says that more than taking Gary Bettman and Don Fehr out the room, the biggest reason for progress last night was the calendar and how “crunch time” is right now.”

Nick Cotsonika tweeted “Daly saying he thinks everyone wants to get a deal done is significant. Wasn’t long ago he expressed doubt about other side. Tone change.”

The two sides are meeting again at 9AM.

Steve Fehr said to Katie Strang at ESPN, “I thought it was a constructive day; we had a good dialogue. In some ways, I’d say it might be the best day we’ve had. Which isn’t to paint too overly optimistic a picture. There’s still a lot of work to do and a lot to be done, but we will be back at it tomorrow morning.”




22 comments
levi
levi

No news on Enunwa or Daryl Richardson getting moved up? Or Miles going to IR for that matter?

lindro88
lindro88

Would have been nice if they would have fired Rex with Tanny  like any functional franchise would have.  Set us back two years.  Oh well, hopefully they will realize that there are reasons things are done a certain way. 

Not4Nutten
Not4Nutten

Will they win one for The Gipper?

Wolf
Wolf

Last night I had a dream that the Jets beat Miami, and Woody announced Rex would return. Jet fans around the world rejoiced at the news, chanting "WE LOVE REX! WE LOVE REX!"

Bring back Mike T and lets right this ship.

roadyhorns
roadyhorns

0-6 in the division. What a team.

Ryan Flanegan
Ryan Flanegan

No sit mangold it's the last game of a wasted season and I thought dalton freeman held his own against big Vince

nagel100
nagel100

rest him.  a win means nothing.  a major injury would not be good for Ivory or NY.

McGeorge
McGeorge

We want to tank, let Bilal Powel start, give him a chance.  Let Chris Johnson pout, and be the 2nd RB.

Rest Mangold, Wilkerson, and Richardson.  Lets see what the others can do.


Start Mike Vick at Center, give him a chance to earn his salary.  Give Geno a chance to develop as well :-)


jdb4
jdb4

@Wolf


Or at least promote someone like Brendan Prophett

Keith Carcaterra
Keith Carcaterra

Sheldon,Mo Wilk,Big Snacks and Mangold are the ONLY ones who SHOULD sit the last game. EVERYBODY else is playing for a job/roster spot next year.

Bent
Bent moderator

@McGeorge


I'd go one step further.  Miles, Mangold, Ivory, Wilkerson can all go on IR and we can give some reps to guys like Daryl Richardson, Enunwa. Finau and Simms.

McGeorge
McGeorge

@Bent @McGeorge >>Daryl Richardson, Enunwa. Finau and Simms.


I'd play Simms over Geno, just as a nice gesture.  Simms will never amount to anything, but has never mouthed off.  Throw him a Christmas present and start him.


Same for the others.


I'm only half joking about starting Vick and Chris Johnson on the OLine.  I would like to see them pancaked multiple times.

DarrolRayFanClub
DarrolRayFanClub

Rex isn't going to help the draft position for a team he's more likely to play against than coach next year.

Bent
Bent moderator

@DarrolRayFanClub


I'm not thinking about that, more to do with the freedom of creating several roster spots if there are guys that can't go.