In a bit of CBA news from late last night, the NHLPA revealed that after convening an executive board call yesterday, they requested to meet with the NHL today. Unfortunately, the NHL feels there is no need to meet (via Pro Hockey Talk)…
“They suggested they were willing to meet," NHL assistant Commissioner Bill Daly noted. "But they also told us they weren’t interested in the proposal made last Tuesday and that they weren’t prepared to make their own proposal. Not sure what we would be meeting about.”
When asked if the CBA negotiation is about to go into a deep freeze, B. Daly said "I suspect so. Back to the drawing board. Unfortunate."
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) October 24, 2012
Here's the NHLPA's response from Steve Fehr (via Chris Johnson)…
"The league is apparently unwilling to meet. That is unfortunate as it is hard to make progress without talking."
…day officially ruined before 10 a.m. That's got to be some sort of record.
…to be honest I don't blame the NHL. Why would they meet? It would only give us false hope that something might actually get done to save an 82-game season. Glad that they're crushing our spirit right away.