NHL Lockout: Why NHLPA Can’t Even Trust League, Owners Anymore in CBA Dispute

October 23rd, 2012 by Nicholas Goss Leave a reply »

The NHL gave permission to its teams last week to talk with players about the proposal made by the league seven days ago, according to Louis Jean of TVA Sports, further proving why the NHLPA cannot trust the owners in the current labor dispute.

#NHL GM's'were afforded a 48 hour window this weekend to discuss league proposal with players. 1/2

— Louis Jean (@LouisJean_TVA) October 22, 2012 Clarification on the GM and owners window to answer player questions on #NHL's latest offer. The window ended Friday, midnight.

— Louis Jean (@LouisJean_TVA) October 23, 2012 The league did have some rules for teams to follow when talking to their players, according to Chris Johnston of The Canadian Press.

According to NHL memo, players couldn't be asked: “What do you want?” or “What do the players want?” or “What should the league propose?”

— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) October 23, 2012 Here are NHL deputy commissioner's Bill Daly's comments on the situation (tweeted by Nick Cotsonika of Yahoo! Sports):

"Club executives were provided an opportunity to respond ...

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