I'm just waiting to here how the PA sent the same proposal as their first one, and yesterday was a total waist. I really really hope that does not happen, all I want for christmas is to see Schultz lose his 2 front teeth.
Renaud Lavoie @RenLavoieRDS
Talks are more off than on this afternoon. Both sides were in the same room for 10 minutes before owners went back in caucus.
I guess they went to caucus after getting the proposal.
Both sides were in the room for 10 minutes before the owners went back in the room to caucus? Did he mean that owners left the room to caucus after 10 minutes?
If the NHLPA presented an offer, it's not surprising at all that they'd leave to talk about it shortly thereafter.
The fact there is so much optimism surrounding yesterdays meetings, and the leaks that coaches were calling players etc etc tells me that the owners must have had some idea as to what the NHLPA was going to propose.. at least on the big stuff. I doubt there is anything overly surprising in there that would halt negotiations at this point.
If the NHLPA blows this proposal, then the owners need to go nuclear. Announce the cancellation of the entire thing tonight. Don't give them any more leverage. Either we can get this done or not. PLEASE.
If they truly made traction in talks yesterday, this proposal shouldn't be far off...if we've been fed good information. I wouldn't expect them to take it as it is...I'm sure the league will want something done to it. That's what bargaining is...