"Every time these things happen, I just want to remind the owners and the players: You guys make money because you've got a whole bunch of fans out there who are working really hard -- they buy tickets, they're watching on TV," he said. "Y'all should be able to figure this out. Get this done. The fans deserve it."
The NHL locked out its players on Sept. 16. They presented a new offer last Tuesday, on Oct. 16, to which the NHLPA responded with three proposals two days later. Since then, the two sides have communicated via email and the telephone for five straight days, but no formal meetings are scheduled.
NHLPA Executive Director Donald Fehr and his brother, NHLPA Special Counsel, Steve Fehr have been in New York City all week, waiting for the NHL to accept their request to meet and discuss the CBA.
To date, the NHL has not accepted the NHLPA's invitation, as they refuse to meet with the NHLPA unless they're willing to work off of the NHL's proposal made last Tuesday.