Well, the NHL lockout waxes and wanes. Just when it seemed there was hope for a resolution, those hopes are now dashed with both sides indicating they don’t see a path forward.
Here’s a good take from New York Daily News’ Pat Leonard:
Everyone knows the NHL and players’ association can’t agree on how to split their revenue, but Sunday’s meeting exclusively addressed the league’s proposed player contract restrictions.
The “candid discussion,” as NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly called it, confirmed two basic facts: first, the owners are just as adamant about changing contract rules as they are about altering the revenue structure; second, the players have no interest in giving away contract rights, especially since those rights were acquired after the 2004-05 lockout in exchange for financial concessions.
Anyone out there know a path forward? Anyone?