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by Paul on 11/20/12 at 08:35 AM ET
from the CP with TSN Files,
The NHL wants to see everything put in writing.
With negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement seemingly at a stalemate, the league met with the NHL Players' Association on Monday night and requested that the union put all of its desires together into one complete offer.
"It's our position that we've made a couple comprehensive proposals in a row," said deputy commissioner Bill Daly. "We'd like to know where they are on all of the issues. We asked them to think about putting together a comprehensive proposal for us to consider. ...
"We've never heard a full proposal from them."
The union's response should dictate if the sides will formally start negotiating their way through the key issues.
A source close to the negotiations says there now seems to be a sense of urgency coming from the players and indications are the NHLPA is preparing a series of "give and take" proposals. If the NHLPA's series of proposals materializes and addresses some concerns, talks on contract issues will pick up.
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