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Fehr says CBA meeting covered “day-to-day working conditions”

Donald Fehr

NHL Players Association executive director Donald Fehr speaks at a news conference after a meeting of the NHLPA executive board in Chicago, Wednesday, June 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Sitthixay Ditthavong)


The NHL and NHLPA engaged in their fifth meeting regarding a new CBA on Friday, discussing various items for more than four hours according to’s Adam Kimmelman. For the most part, Gary Bettman and Donald Fehr stuck to previous descriptions of a “business-like” process, although Fehr did provide a bit more detail.

“There were a variety of topics discussed -- both economic and not central economic -- having to do with day-to-day working conditions,” Fehr said. “I think it’s fair to say we had a good and a frank exchange of views.”

The CBA expires on Sept. 15, so the two sides have a lot of work to do in the next couple months. They’re not divulging many details, but one wonders if the “gloves might come off” as training camp/the regular season approaches.

Here’s some quick video from the proceedings, also via