CBA Meeting Goes "Great"

May 24, 2011; Vancouver, BC, CANADA; Presenting the Clarence S. Campbell Bowl to the Vancouver Canucks forward Henrik Sedin (33) is NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-US PRESSWIRE

Following a series of CBA negotiations between Deputy Commissioner Billy Daly and Steve Fehr, which led late into the night, around 1 a.m., both addressed the media Sunday.  According to both parties, the meetings went extremely well and much was accomplished.  This is astounding, it is the first time I have ever heard the NHL and NHLPA agree on anything in the past 6 months.

“We had a series of meetings over the course of the day and had a good, frank discussion on the most important issues separating us,” Daly said. “We plan to meet again early in the week.”

“I agree with what Bill said,” Steve Fehr said in a statement. “Hopefully we can continue the dialogue, expand the group, and make steady progress.”

As I stated yesterday, I am taking this with a grain of salt, we still have yet to see the big guns step to the plate and plan to meet.  A deal cannot be done without Donald Fehr and Gary Bettman, so I don’t much care for these meetings between the seconds in command.

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