The NHL and its Players Association will resume collective bargaining negotiations on Tuesday when the two sides meet in Toronto. As of this time, the agenda for the meetings have not been announced.
The session will consist of NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and deputy commissioner Bill Daly as well as NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr and his brother Steve, who acts as special counsel to the Players Association. According to Darren Dreger of TSN, there are rumblings that the NHLPA is potentially preparing a radically different proposal than what they presented to the league on Sept. 12. however, he asserts that until a new proposal is made, the rumors are just spin. The NHL has been pushing the Players Association for a new offer, according to Daly, via the Canadian Press:
"We understand that they've been working on some concepts, some ideas – we've suggested to them just make the proposal. Any movement is better than no movement at all. Hopefully we've moved it forward, but even if we move backwards it might be better than where we are now."
However, the NHLPA is also hopeful that the NHL will bring a new deal to the table, as well. The NHL's last proposal also came on Sept. 12. After the lockout was enacted, both sides retracted the deals.