Meh. Not going to get my hopes up. We have heard this song and dance before. I expect a statement like "progress was made" or something to that effect, then it will be back to the same old, same old type of negotiations. This was a meeting to clarify the issues, not strike a deal.
Here you have the owners telling the players why they must take a paycut all-the-while giving them something to be optimistic about for the future. If they've actually convinced them to take paycuts and that there no concessions to give back (worthwhile talking about anyway) we won't find out today, the players have too much pride admitting they've wasted 80 days for nothing
This is similar to that one night when Bill Daly and Steve Fehr meet for a very long time. I just feel like thu have civil negotiationing styles that take a long time for the meeting to progress. At this point it's just a nice chat between where both sides stand. Also, I do see the 15th of December as a big deadline. I do hope the 15th of December is like a hard deadline for a season. It will really pressure both sides and that is what is needed.