What they’re saying about Wednesday’s exchange between NHL, union


Wednesday was an eventful day as far as the ongoing CBA negotiations are concerned, but was it a meaningful one?

As is often the case, the Twitterverse was littered with reactions regarding today’s NHL and NHLPA proposals and the press conferences that followed. Below is a sampling of some of the more interesting and noteworthy tweets from hockey writers and analysts.

Fair warning though, there wasn’t much optimism about the chances of avoiding a lockout, as evidenced by Pierre LeBrun, Nick Kypreos, and Jesse Spector’s comments:

As Aaron Ward points out, the players and owners are still stuck on the core economics, but there are other big issues that need to be addressed:

Jim Matheson thinks this will all eventually end with the owners emerging victorious:

Wouldn’t it have been nice if the negotiations for the current CBA had started months earlier?

Finally, if you’re looking for someone who’s projecting a ray of hope, Nick Cotsonika is your man: