NHL Lockout: Hopes for Saving an 82-Game Season Beginning to Dim?

October 23rd, 2012 by Trent Reinsmith Leave a reply »

Last week there seemed to be a glimmer of hope that the NHL lockout would come to an end in the not-too-distant future.  That hope dimmed after the NHLPA decided they weren't all that enamored with the NHL’s latest contract offer.

Things got even darker after the NHL looked at the NHLPA’s three counteroffers, balled them up and sky-hooked them into the trash within minutes of perusing them. Today, it appears that the light may have been turned out.

Early on Tuesday, ESPN.com reported that while no additional talks were scheduled between the two sides, an unnamed source thought that talks would resume at some point this week. Not long after that,TSN.com’s Darren Dreger threw some cold water on that talk via twitter:


NHL remains firm, willing to negotiate with the PA by only working off NHL offer tabled last Tues. NHL wants next meeting to be an end pt.

— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) October 23, 2012

In the last offer they made, the NHL made it clear that an agreement must be in place before the October 25 deadline if a full 82-game season is to be salvaged. Based on ...

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