NHL Lockout: CBA Talks to Resume After Winter Classic Cancellation

November 3rd, 2012 by Nicholas Goss Leave a reply »
Hockey fans got some uplifting news on Friday when it was reported that the NHL and NHLPA would resume labor talks this weekend.

Here's the latest from TSN's Pierre LeBrun.

Bill Daly and Steve Fehr are meeting Saturday in undisclosed location to resume bargaining talks

— Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) November 3, 2012 The two sides haven't met for face-to-face negotiations in over two weeks, so what might be the reason for labor talks resuming?

Darren Dreger of TSN and John Shannon of Sportsnet.ca  explain one possible reason:

As we just discussed on Sportscentre. NHL advised PA it will absorb share of Make Whole provision. This is a considerable concession.

— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) November 2, 2012 The NHL's verbal offer to absorb some or all of Make Whole was made Tuesday. 3 days ago?? PA wants more detail before getting too excited.

— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) November 2, 2012 Can confirm NHL has offered to make players whole out of owners' share. But there are still some qualifiers...far from done.

— John Shannon (@JSportsnet) November 2, 2012 Fo ...

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