At this point, neither side will discuss the location of these meetings.
This comes on the heels of what one could call an epic breakdown in negotiations on Thursday in New York. Early in the negotiations, there had been a sense of cautious optimism felt by both the owners and the players heading into the meetings that suddenly went horribly awry the following day. After the meeting on Thursday, which lasted just about one hour, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman angrily announced that the league’s previous offer was now off of the table.
See this press conference below:
Video courtesy of NHL.com.
Taking the latest round of cancellations into account, a total of 526 regular season games have been lost, including the 2012 Winter Classic and the All-Star Game. This accounts for just under 43% of the season.