The National Hockey League and the Players' Association met on Tuesday in an effort to end the lockout that has gone on for close to four months. Last Friday, the NHL gave a new offer to the NHLPA while the NHL received documents from the union on Monday containing the response to the new proposal.
The NHL has canceled games through January 14th. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman stated on Monday that if a 48-game season is to be played, which is also the minimum amount of games he would accept for a season, games would have to start by January 19th. The two sides have been without a CBA since the previous one expired just before midnight on September 15th