Dec 29, 2012
By Bob Komsic
The NHL is set to get back to the bargaining table with the NHL Players’ Association after a new contract offer from the league.
Those talks are scheduled to take place Sunday in New York, nearly one month after negotiations broke down and pushed the sides apart.
The NHL made a new proposal to the union in an effort to end the lockout and save what’s left of the hockey season.
The NHLPA was still reviewing the document, which was several hundred pages in length, will speak to the NHL by telephone on today, and then get together with the league on tomorrow.
Time is running out to come to an agreement and then play a season of at least 48 games a number the NHL set as a minimum.
The league would like to reach a deal by Jan. 11, start training camp the following day, and open the season by Jan. 19.