NHL is going back to NYC, no further meetings planned. Daly says no negotiations even on the proposal from yesterday. Daly cannot understand why they were asked to stay overnight. No progress was made.
The two sides met for 4 hours but 2 1/2 of them were spent apart. Daly asked about a mediator, they have been in contact with US mediators and met with them last week. They understand the positions of the parties and tried to find a solution but were unable to do so.
Asked if this is it, said they will not reach out to the PA. No creativity left on the NHL side.
No expectation that anything will happen in the next three days. Not any farther along than they were on Septmeber 15th. Surprised that PA did not want to negotiate off the four triggers proposed yesterday.
Daly said nothing was offered anything by the PA today.
Fischler asked on conference call why are they surprised that Goodenow would not offer anything today, he waits until the last minute. Daly responded they are at the last minute.
Are teh courts the next step? They have to evaluate what is best for the clubs and will continue to negotiate with the PA. They will look at the court system if necessary.
NHL has never negotiated a luxury tax and does not believe in it. Daly says proposal from yesterday was better than tax on teams. Reporter says NHL knew yesterday's proposal would ever work, why even offer it. Daly wants to see PA change their offer then to prove it will not work.