It seems that the NHL and NHLPA are finally making progress in talks to end the NHL lockout, but Sportsnet’s John Shannon says, “Not so fast.”
The two sides are meeting on Monday for the first time since the first week of December, but that doesn’t mean anything will actually get accomplished in their face-to-face talks. Shannon says the league will listen to the players’ response to the owners’ latest offer, but there will likely be no negotiations.
Shannon says there will likely still be no urgency between the two sides, especially on the players’ side. With a proposed start date in mid-January, there is still some time to get an agreement together.
The two biggest stumbling blocks left are salary cap and escrow. Neither of those issues will likely be brought up on Monday.
Hear what Shannon has to say on Monday’s meeting in the video above from NESN Daily.