PA invites NHL back to table…

Little information thus far, heres whats availableTORONTO — In response to media inquiries, the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) confirms that it contacted the National Hockey League (NHL) today inviting them to have discussions on a small-group basis. No new proposal is being made by the NHLPA. The location of this meeting is not being disclosed.

“We think it is appropriate and hopefully useful to engage in these discussions at this time. We are not meeting to present a new proposal and remain committed to reaching a fair deal that does not include a salary cap,” Ted Saskin, NHLPA Senior Director. http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/article.jsp;jsessionid=GMDFFLNCAFJO?content=20050117_173459_5708