The NHLPA spent this weekend going over and getting more information and clarification on -- the proposal the league sent them on Thursday. Now the two sides will get together again and talk.
The NHL and NHLPA will meet on Monday in New York, as they look to find common ground on a new collective bargaining agreement and end the lockout. When, exactly, the two sides will meet is not known yet.
The league presented the players association with a new proposal last Thursday, a 288-page document that the NHLPA spent the weekend perusing. Now its time for the two sides to talk; it will be the first time the league and PA have met since mid-December, when a second attempt to use federal mediators yielded as much as their first attempt: zip.
But now, time is truly of the essence. If theres going to be hockey the league wants no less than a 48-game season, and that would have to start by mid-January.
Is there anyone who wouldn't want to play with Patrick Kane?
Jeremy Roenick joined In The Loop on Wednesday to discuss which current Blackhawks he would like to play with, and naturally, the reigning MVP topped his list.
"He would be my No. 1 choice," Roenick said. "There's no question about it."
But Roenick said there are two more Blackhawks he would like to lace them up with.
"I wouldn't mind playing with (Artemi) Panarin also," he said. "I would love to play with Jonathan Toews. I think I'd play well with all three of them."
Roenick also gave high praise to coach Joel Quenneville, saying he is one of the best coaches in all of sports. Roenick even compared Quenneville to "the Bill Belichick of hockey."
See what else the Roenick had to say in the video above.
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle and Jamal Mayers discuss the bottom six carrying the Blackhawks to a come-from-behind win over the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday night.
Later, Mayers weighs in on possible targets with the NHL trade deadline just six weeks away.
Listen to the latest episode of the Hawks Talk Podcast below: