The Internet is buzzing. As of 10:20pm Tuesday night Players and select owners are still meeting.
Ron Burkle is a major factor in the talks:
Hearing that Ron Burkle has been voice of reason today. Obviously, with Crosby in room it creates a interesting dynamic.— John Shannon (@JSportsnet) December 5, 2012
First good news we've seen in two months.
Via The Sporting News:
Also in on the meeting, which has taken several formats and broken up into various subgroups: Bruins owner and labor hawk Jeremy Jacobs, Larry Tanenbaum of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Jeff Vinik of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Mark Chipman of the Winnipeg Jets and Murray Edwards of the Calgary Flames. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly is present, as well.
Crosby, Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller and captains Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks and Shane Doan of the Phoenix Coyotes lead the 18-player group, along with special counsel Steve Fehr.