We have updated our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. By continuing to use the NHL’s online services, you agree to these updated documents and to the arbitration of disputes.
Welcome |Account|Sign Out 
NEW! SIGN IN WITH YOUR SOCIAL PROFILE
OR
Username or EmailPassword
 
SHARE

NHL, NHLPA hold second day of negotiations

Thursday, 07.05.2012 / 7:24 PM / News

NHL.com

Share with your Friends


NHL, NHLPA hold second day of negotiations
The National Hockey League's negotiating committee, headed by Commissioner Gary Bettman and Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly, met on Thursday with the NHL Players' Association.

NEW YORK -- The National Hockey League's negotiating committee, headed by Commissioner Gary Bettman and Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly, met on Thursday with the NHL Players' Association, led by Executive Director Donald Fehr and eight players, for the second day of meetings to work on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Fehr said the session, which lasted approximately two-and-a-half hours, was "business-like."

"We had a constructive meeting," Fehr told reporters. "When you're beginning negotiations, you need to have dialogue. You need to see what you have a common understanding about, what you need to flesh out, what you need to discuss further. We did some of that today. We still have groups meeting now and we're going to reconvene [Friday] morning."

The players who joined Fehr for the meeting include John Tavares, Matt Moulson and Rick DiPietro of the New York Islanders, Ruslan Fedotenko of the Philadelphia Flyers, Kevin Westgarth of the Los Angeles Kings, Ron Hainsey of the Winnipeg Jets, Manny Malhotra of the Vancouver Canucks and B.J. Crombeen of the St. Louis Blues.

Quote of the Day

You don't see many. The [Drew] Doughtys, the [P.K.] Subbans, those are guys that create offense from the back and then on top of that ability, the size that he has. In the West you play against some pretty big players, and being able to clear the crease and contain the [Ryan] Getzlafs and the [Corey] Perrys and [Anze] Kopitars and players like that, we're excited about him going back there.

— Sharks general manager Doug Wilson on Brent Burns returning back to defense