The breakdown of talks in NHL labor negotiationsÂ Transfer paper almost certainly will lead to more cancellation of games, which already have been called through Dec. 14. The league made no announcement to that end on Friday, but with Dec. 14 a week away, expect further cancellations soon.
The league last moved to cancel games the day after Thanksgiving, when it pulled the plug on 96 more games and All-Star Weekend in Columbus, Ohio. The league already had canceled the Winter Classic in early November,Heat Transfer Vinyl leaving the league without its top-two in-season events.
The hockey world is still seemingly no closer to seeing pucks drop after the sides stopped negotiating a day after players made counterproposals on three non-negotiable pointsâ€”a 10-year collective bargaining agreement (with a mutual opt-out of eight years), 5-7 year contract length maximum (five for free agents, seven for a teamâ€™s own players), Heat Transfer Paper and no compliance buyouts or caps on escrow in the transition phase to the new agreementâ€”and instead came back with their own plan.
The NHLâ€™s deal would increase the amount of dollars they were Custom Letter and Number willing to pay on the “make-whole” provision from $211 million to $300 million if the players accepted the three-point plan, but now thatâ€™s even off the table.
The league and players’ union had no contact with each other on Friday and from the sounds of it, Custom Iron On Transfers will not speak this weekend either.
“I have no reason, nor any intention, of reaching out to the union right now,” NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said in an email to The Associated Press. “I have no new ideas. Maybe they do. We are happy to listen.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.