What's buzzing:

Puck Daddy

NHL, NHLPA complete first day of ‘cordial’ talks; where have we heard that before?

Greg Wyshynski
Puck Daddy

View gallery

.

Getty Images

Shanabombed!

The NHL and the NHLPA held their first day of formal talks on a new Collection Bargaining Agreement, and the good news is that they haven't cancelled the season yet. Baby steps.

Said NHLPA chief Donald Fehr:

"Eight Players on the Negotiating Committee, along with NHLPA staff, met with Commissioner Gary Bettman, four NHL owners and a number of League staff and legal counsel at the League's office in New York. Following today's meeting, we will review the NHL's initial presentation with the Players' committee before reconvening for further talks later next week."

NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly released the following statement:

"Members of our League Office staff and several of our owners met today with the NHLPA and various members of the players' negotiating committee at the League Office in New York.  The meeting was very cordial and we hope it was constructive.

"Before breaking, the parties discussed follow-up steps and confirmed plans for future meetings.  We have nothing further to report at this time."

Hmmmm …. "cordial" … where have we heard that before in the context of CBA negotiations between the NHL and the NHLPA …

View gallery

.

Oh we're so [expletive'd]. (Read the full SBJ post from 2004 here.)

If you haven't read Nick Cotsonika's set up piece on the CBA talks, please do.

View Comments (4)
  • Schwartzel on the charge at Tswhane Open

    Charl Schwartzel made a charge up the leaderboard at the Tshwane Open, going 6 under through 17 holes of his second round before bad weather brought players off the course on Friday. Schwartzel had four birdies and an eagle to move to 5 under … More »

    AP - Sports - 4 minutes 40 seconds ago
  • Canadian forward Dwight Powell recalls journey to NBA all-star weekend

    Dwight Powell is pinching himself that he's at the NBA all-star weekend. The six-foot-11 Dallas Mavericks forward calls it a blessing to be playing in Friday night's Rising Stars game in his hometown of Toronto. Powell said the first thing he did … More »

    The Canadian Press - 4 minutes 54 seconds ago
  • Athletes concerned about Zika before Rio Olympic test event

    Athletes concerned about Zika before Rio Olympic test event

    International athletes set to compete in an Olympic diving test event in Rio de Janeiro next week have asked about risks linked to the Zika virus, but have not cancelled participation because of the outbreak, one of the organizers said on Friday. … More »

    Reuters - 6 minutes ago
  • McCoy's lawyer: No decision on charges until next week

    McCoy's lawyer: No decision on charges until next week

    An attorney for Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy says he's been told no decision will be made until next week on charges over a Philadelphia nightclub brawl that left two off-duty police officers injured. Defense attorney Larry Krasner says … More »

    AP - Sports - 6 minutes ago
  • FCS championship may gain 'bowl' rebrand

    FCS championship may gain 'bowl' rebrand

    The champions of the two FCS conferences of historically black schools met in the inaugural Celebration Bowl this past December. The playoff conferences want their championship game, played in early January in Frisco, Texas, to be rebranded with … More »

    AP - Sports - 11 minutes ago