Donald Fehr, Head of NHLPA, Believes There’s Still Time for a Deal

August 7th, 2012 by James Wrabel, Jr. Leave a reply »
Still without a counteroffer and with less than six weeks before the NHL's current CBA expires, NHL Players' Association director Donald Fehr isn't worried, saying that's still sufficient time to get a deal done, according to ESPN:

For that to happen, both parties need to stay committed to negotiations and should not resort to "short-circuiting the process," Fehr said, when asked about the potential of a lockout.

The former MLBPA head met with about roughly 40 NHL players in Barcelona this past week to keep them updated on the proceedings.

While not having a timetable on presenting a counteroffer because the union is still reviewing nearly 76,000 pages of financial information the NHL provided last week, Fehr is still hopeful of striking a deal sooner rather than later.

Negotiations resume on Tuesday in New York City, according to Rusty Miller of The Seattle Times, with Fehr expected back at the table by Thursday.

The current CBA expires September 15.

One point Miller does bring up in his article is the NHLPA's willingness to play under the current CBA if a deal isn't struck on time, eliminating the possibility ...

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