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By: Tyler J. Altemose (@TJamesAltemose)
Chris Campoli, representing the NHLPA, met with the media Thursday as CBA negotiations continued. He explained that the sides discussed “hockey issues” within separate sub-committees, all of which he considered “equally important” to the process.
Although Campoli and the NHLPA expects to continue working day to day in an effort to hammer out a new collective bargaining agreement before the September 15 deadline, he did express some frustration.
“Frankly, it was a little disappointing to see the response (to the NHLPA proposal) yesterday and the view they have on it,” Campoli told reporters. He stated that the Players’ Association has made “considerable concessions” during negotiations, something the owners have yet to do.
NHLPA Director Don Fehr and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman are not set to meet again until Wednesday, although the former did state that they will remain in contact via phone in the mean time.