We're running out of ways to say the NHL and the Player's Association are going to sit down to another meeting.
We just previously mentioned that the NHL canceled all the games through December 30th.
Even though almost half the season has already been cancelled, including the All-Star weekend and the Winter Classic, both sides have decided to sit down and meet again.
Even though things are looking pretty much done at this point, there is still a shred of hope. Almost ten years ago, there was a half season that didn't start til January!
Gary Bettman, commissioner of the NHL said:
"If you [look] back in history, in '94-95, we played 48 games. I can't imagine wanting to play fewer than that."
So it looks like they're aiming for that as a goal now.
We still don't see it happening seeing as how both sides are still so impossibly far apart on the issues.
The main issues are about contract length, salary caps, player money being held in escrow and more.
Basically, the owners are like, "Give us all the money," and the players are like, "No, give us the money," and the owners are like, "Okay sure, wait… no." Ha!
Good luck negotiating, you guys! We'll hold our breath. LOLz!
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