In a rather interesting development yesterday, the NHL outright requested that the NHLPA submit a new CBA offer.
In fact, the league asked that NHLPA dictate, in writing, its position on all of the major negotiating issues. Over in the world of eternal optimism, Hockeybuzz's Eklund feels that this will be an opportunity for the players to step up with season saving offer.
Of course, should a the season be saved, it will be quite a scramble for the Montreal Canadiens to get the still unsigned P.K Subban under contract.
If the season were to be salvaged, how would you handle the sticky Subban situation?
Habs and Hockey News
- RDS has a piece on how Brian Gionta is filling his captain's role in spite of the lockout.
- There are whispers of a crack in the owner's ranks. Stu Hackel has more on that.
- A few days after Ian White outright called Gary Bettman an idiot, Kris Versteeg has also voiced his displeasure with the upper echelons of the NHL. If you are the players, you can't have it both ways. You can't point to how well the league is doing financially and then claim it's run by idiots.
- The Hockey News' Ken Campbell supports the recently floated idea of taking a break in CBA negotiations.