Meetings not on NHL, union agendas
Doubt and pessimism dominated Monday, a fourth consecutive day that passed without the resumption of labor negotiations between the NHL and its union.
No meetings were scheduled for this week, NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said in an email.
He could not say when a meeting or meetings must resume this week for the NHL to make good on its proposal to open training camps Friday.
“I suppose it would depend entirely on how the talks were,” Daly said.
The lockout, enacted by owners when the last labor agreement expired, hits Day 38 on Tuesday.
The latest proposals from the NHL and its Players' Association each have called for 50/50 splits of revenue, but the sides remain divided on the time frame for implementation of that ratio and the method for payment on current, guaranteed contracts.
Five Penguins players attended a workout session Monday at Southpointe, the smallest group at those organized activities since the lockout began Sept. 15.
Forwards Matt Cooke and Joe Vitale and defensemen Matt Niskanen and Ben Lovejoy joined team union rep Craig Adams on the ice.
Cooke said center Sidney Crosby and winger Chris Kunitz — normally regulars at the sessions — joined a group of about 25 other NHL players, including James Neal of the Penguins, for a week of training in Plano, Texas.
Cooke and Adams each said they did not expect the union and the NHL to finalize a deal this week. However, both players said they believed a full schedule could be played even if regular-season games did not begin Nov. 2.
Note: Penguins center Evgeni Malkin scored a goal and recorded three assists in Metallurg Magnitogorsk's 5-2 victory over Dinamo Minsk on Monday. Malkin has recorded five goals and 16 points in 13 Kontinental Hockey League games.
Rob Rossi is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at email@example.com or 412-380-5635.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Steelers sign former ACC Player of the Year Boyd for QB depth
- Mother, baby found dead in Millvale apartment
- Rossi: Kang would benefit from less attention
- Pittsburgh firefighters agree to 4-year contract
- Polamalu could be next in long line of Steelers greats given unceremonial exit
- Wolf reverses Corbett, says deal between Highmark, UPMC doesn’t limit continuity of care to very ill
- Search for bomb turns up nothing at Kittanning school
- Penguins’ Lovejoy embracing defensive pairing with Pouliot
- Pirates pitcher Locke fighting for 5th spot in starting rotation
- Weather continues to cause crashes, public transportation delays
- Heyl: Wolf aide dances past the truth