The NHL and NHLPA met for talks Wednesday and Thursday this week but did not discuss core economic issues. And while they say they are in contact they do not have any more talks scheduled. When will they next talk? Neither side seems to know.
Without any new offers on the table from either side they've got little to talk about with regard the key economic issues. This week they spent their time talking about secondary issues such as insurance and player safety. The NHLPAs chief executive, Donald Fehr, is on record as saying there was not enough movement in the league's last proposal to warrant a counter-proposal The NHL has told media they are hoping for one and deputy NHL commissioner Bill Daly has said any proposal, regardless of what movement there might be, would move the process forward.
NHL soon to cancel more games
The lockout was imposed by the league Sept. 15 after their last CBA ran out and to date the NHL has made two formal contract proposals, the NHLPA but one. Neither side was able to say when the next round of talks will be, though each maintains they are willing to talk at any time.
The first two weeks of the regular season, 82 games, have been cancelled and more cancellations are almost certain to follow.