The league and players association got together in New York City on Saturday, a day after the two sides talked separately with federal mediator Scot Beckenbaugh for more than 13 hours on Friday. Reports out of New York say that there's optimism that a new collective bargaining agreement could be coming soon.
But there's always a catch. Keep in mind that players once again are voting to give the NHLPA's executive board the power to file a disclaimer of interest and dissolve the union.
That vote wrapped up at 6 p.m. ET., and it's expected that players vote to approve again.
Stay tuned, folks.