NHL Lockout: What to Expect When League and NHLPA Resume CBA Talks This Week

December 11th, 2012 by Nicholas Goss Leave a reply »
Less than a week after the NHL and NHLPA ended CBA talks in New York City, the two sides will reportedly resume negotiations on Wednesday, according to Mark Spector of Sportsnet:

Meeting tentatively set for Wednesday between NHLPA and NHL. Site TBA.

— Mark Spector Sports (@SportsnetSpec) December 11, 2012 It's difficult to predict how productive this session will be after the NHL explained how last week's talks ended, which included the lack of a "yes or no" on the league's most recent proposal, and the disagreement on issues such as CBA term.

Let's look at what we can expect to be discussed during this week's CBA talks.


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