As the NHL continues to work out a new collective bargaining agreement, word came on Tuesday that team owners would have a 48-hour period to contact players. According to a report from Offside Sports Blog, the NHL Players Association was aware last Friday of the plan to let the owners speak with the players about the new CBA.
Here is an e-mail Mathieu Schneider sent out to the players on Friday.
In the last few hours we have heard about calls today from various club officials to players and agents to discuss the NHL proposal and bargaining. This is interesting, since our understanding has been that the League had banned club officials from talking to players since the beginning of the lockout.
If you get a call, or if there is anything you would like to discuss, please contact me. And, as always, please feel free to contact Don (Fehr) about anything, anytime.
It is a bit odd the NHLPA did not speak up on Friday of the meeting period, although most believe they kept quiet just to ensure all of their affairs were in order before releasing any information. We will see if anything comes from the brief 48-hour meeting period in the coming days.