NHLPA boss Don Fehr warned players not to read too much into the NHL's recent concession on the "Make Whole" provision.
"You may have seen media reports of supposed league 'offer' regarding make-whole aspect," Fehr said in a memo. "There have been no proposals from either side since Oct. 18. You should not read too much into reports of informal phone calls." We're going to give the NHL the benefit of the doubt and assume that when they suggest something to the union - regardless of whether it's in a face-to-face meeting, phone call, or through a highly choreographed song-and-dance routine - they mean it. That being said, like we reported on Friday, we still don't have the full details and conditions surrounding the NHL's concession. It might be that the NHLPA doesn't have those facts either and they want to maintain a guarded stance until they do. Alternatively, Fehr might have already been informed of the conditions and doesn't like the strings attached. Only time will tell, but at least the two sides are reportedly meeting Saturday, so there is cause for guarded optimism.
Sat, Nov 3, 2012 12:36:00 PM