There are meetings scheduled between the NHL and the NHLPA this Wednesday and Thursday, and it’s been reported that once again, economic issues won’t be on the agenda. After having a meeting to set up a meeting (lunacy) the two sides will be discussing secondary issues again, while the major problems won’t be talked about. According to a story that was posted on Sportsnet.ca, player safety, medical care, drug testing, rent and mortgage reimbursements and grievances will be the topics of discussion.
For whatever reason, as we now enter the fourth week of the lockout, it’s puzzling that the major economic issues that have the two sides so far apart aren’t being discussed. As this stand off continues to last longer, we are getting dangerously close to having more regular season games cancelled. The league continues to say that they are committed to get “this” done, however if no one talks about the major issues, how can it possibly be settled?