- Katie Strang of ESPN: According to Steve Fehr, there hasn’t been any contact with Bill Daly since Friday, with no meeting scheduled. All it would take to get back to the negotiating table …
“A phone call,” Fehr told ESPNNewYork.com when reached via telephone Monday evening. “I had the impression when we ended the session on Thursday that they had nothing more to say at this time. As soon as they’re ready, we’re ready.”
“We are ready, willing, able and eager to negotiate,” Fehr said. “We want to get an agreement and we want to get it done as soon as possible.”
- Louis Jean via twitter: Bill Daly on avoiding litigation: “We obviously think its important for the Union & the Players to focus on returning to the bargaining table. That is the safest and most expeditious way to a deal.”
- Louis Jean via twitter: Bill Daly said he has ”no intention to contact them as they understand where we are.”
- Pierre LeBrun via twitter: Bill Daly: “We will continue to explore options for moving the process forward, and we hope the Players’ Association is doing the same. Time is obviously getting short.”
- Nick Cotsonika via twitter: Bill Daly pointed out in Friday’s conference call that the NHLPA is still asking for a $67.25 million salary cap ceiling that never goes down, plus having compliance buyouts and escrow caps. Daly called them “very significant dollar issues.” Daly added that the disclaimer could ”clearly put the season in jeopardy” in his opinion.
- Nick Cotsonika via twitter: Bill Daly: “We believe we’ve made a lot of significant moves in the players’ direction almost on a repeated basis from really the start of the lockout to this point. And at some point, you get to the stage where you’ve basically you’ve put your best offer on the table and you hope it gains some traction, and I think it’s safe to say that’s the feeling at this point.“