|NHL players tells league they are ready to talk|
|Written by Admin|
|Tuesday, 23 October 2012 17:07|
Following a call for the union's executive board Tuesday night, the players' association informed the NHL it is willing to meet on Wednesday ``or any other date, without preconditions, to try to reach an agreement.''
"We hope to hear from them soon,'' NHLPA spokesman Jonathan Weatherdon said.
In its most recent offer to the players last week, the NHL said a new collective bargaining agreement must be reached by Thursday in order for a full regular season of 82 games per team to be played. The sides haven't met since the NHL turned down three counterproposals from the union on Thursday.