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NHL talks: No union proposal expected today

NHL Players Association executive director Donald Fehr listens

NHL Players Association executive director Donald Fehr listens to a question during a news conference after a meeting of the NHLPA executive board in Chicago. (June 27, 2012) Credit: AP

We’re told not to expect an initial proposal from the union today at the NHL/NHLPA talks here in Manhattan. Union is awaiting financial figures from some teams to review. Donald Fehr is expected to speak to us between 2 and 3. We’re told “core economic issues” are being discussed. The sides are expected to meet again tomorrow and next week.

Among the owners/GMs in attendance:  Ted Leonsis, Craig Leopold, Brian Burke, Jim Rutherford, and Jeremy Jacobs. The sixth member of the negotiating committee, Murray Edwards, is not here today.

Eleven players are here: Greg Adams, Dan Cleary, BJ Crombeen, Matt Darche, Shawn Horcoff, Steve Montador, George Parros, Cory Schneider, Kevin Westgard, Ryan Whitney, Keith Yandle.  

Will update later....

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