NHLPA’s Mathieu Schneider calls these bargaining sessions “baby steps”. No immediate plans to discuss big $$$ issues.
— Steve Zipay (@stevezipay) September 28, 2012
No rush, guys.
TODAY begins what could very well be the last push to get the season started on time. Neither side has slammed the door on each other so I guess that’s a good start.
But it’s time for the baby steps to go away. While the owners have the players by the short and curlies, both sides are going to have to make some concessions if this season is going to get started on October 13th. What’s being discussed in there?
NHLPA rep Mathieu Schneider said topics discussed were “health and safety issues, drug testing, training staffs, things like that.”
— Dan Rosen (@drosennhl) September 28, 2012
Oh. Right. So can we discuss the money thing tomorrow? Thanks.
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