According to this breaking news, the NHL and the NHLPA will resume talks on Wednesday.
NHLPA president Trevor Linden made the request Monday, asking for a smaller
gathering, according to a source. Linden, NHLPA senior director Ted Saskin and
outside counsel John McCambridge will represent the players while the league
will have Calgary Flames part-owner Harley Hotchkiss, NHL executive
vice-president and chief legal officer Bill Daly and outside counsel Bob
Batterman. A source indicated no proposals would be made from any side, but
rather the meeting is an attempt to kick-start talks.
Any predictions on the outcome? My guess is that many of the players and owners see the handwriting on the empty bank accounts, to mix a metaphor.