NHLPA rejects NHL suggestion of 2-week 'moratorium'

Matthew Schneider, left, special assistant to NHL Players

Matthew Schneider, left, special assistant to NHL Players Association executive director Donald Fehr, Winnipeg Jets' Ron Hainsey, center, and Steve Fehr, players union special counsel, arrive at NHL headquarters in New York. (Sept. 28, 2012) (Credit: AP)

Here's special counsel Steve Fehr quote:

“Of course everyone on the players' side wants to reach an agreement. The players have offered the owners concessions worth about a billion dollars.  What exactly have the owners offered the players? We believe that it is more likely that we will make progress if we meet than if we don't.  So we are ready to meet.  If indeed they do not want to meet, it will be at least the third time in the last three months that they have shut down the dialogue, saying they will not meet unless the players meet their preconditions.  What does that tell you about their interest in resolving this?”

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