It’s coming slowly, but the NHL and NHLPA are making progress in their lockout talks.
The two sides spoke via conference call Saturday — not for negotiation purposes, but to go over the proposal the league made to the players’ association. SportsNet’s John Shannon said the talks were “uneventful,” but they could lead to some progress Sunday or Monday.
The two sides could meet face-to-face in the next two days — the first time the NHL and NHLPA would be meeting in person since the first week of December. If Donald Fehr and Gary Bettman are present, it would be the first time those two have met since Nov. 29.
Shannon still won’t say whether he thinks there will be a season in 2013, but it appears there are at least moving pieces in place.
Watch the video above to hear all of Shannon’s thoughts on the NHL lockout negotiations.