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NHL and NHLPA meet to discuss CBA, World Cup of Hockey

By Stephen Whyno (AP Hockey Writer) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The NHL and NHL Players’ Association held a lengthy meeting to discuss keeping the current collective bargaining agreement past 2020 and agreed to meet again next week to continue the talks. The sides met for more than two hours Thursday to talk about a CBA extension that could pave the way for a World Cup of Hockey in 2020. ”I think we had a constructive dialogue,” Commissioner Gary Bettman told The Associated Press on Thursday night. ”But beyond that, we have nothing to announce and I have nothing to add.” The current CBA runs until 2022, but the league and players each have the option this September to terminate it effective Sept. 15, 2020. Because a World Cup would h ...
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