The NHL Deputy Commissioner, Bill Daly, informed The Canadian Press on Wednesday that there is literally no hope left for a full schedule to begin start after Nov. 2. In case for that to happen, the league would have to organize training camps until Friday, so the season could be initiated a week later. The negotiations between the two parties have reached a jam since they swapped proposals last week.
Daly asserted that “they have indicated a willingness to meet, but they also told us they had very little interest in the proposal we tabled last Tuesday.” He claimed that “(they) also said they weren’t making a new proposal. What would we be meeting about?” A jam has been established in the negotiations since commissioner, Gary Bettman, set a timeline last week for discussing a full season.