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.