NHL, NHLPA meet for two hours Monday, will talk Tuesday

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NHL, NHLPA meet for two hours Monday, will talk Tuesday

As Day 65 of the NHL lockout came to a close on Monday, so did the latest talks between the league and the NHLPA.

The two sides met for nearly two hours in New York City on Monday, as they still look to get a new collective bargaining agreement in place. And based on reports, it looks like the two will try to meet again tomorrow.

NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly told the New York media that the league wants a full economic proposal from the NHLPA that covers everything (including hockey-related revenue split).

If their proposal continues to be a guaranteed amount of players share dollars, we have told them that sitting here on Nov. 19, thats not a proposal that is acceptable to us or would ever be acceptable to owners right now, Daly told the media.

Its been an interesting couple of days regarding the lockout. At the end of last week, several reports stated that NHL commissioner Gary Bettman suggested a two-week moratorium on CBA talks. But before the weekend was over the two sides agreed to talk again today.

The leagues brass was on the receiving end of some unflattering player comments the past few days. Detroit Red Wings defenseman Ian White told local reports that he thought Bettman was an idiot. Former Chicago Blackhawks forward Kris Versteeg took it an uglier route during an interview with TSN Radio 1050 earlier today, when he called Bettman and Daly cancers who have been looting the game for far too long.

Daly told reports he doesnt take the comments personally, considering it human nature.

Road Ahead: Blackhawks dealing with rash of injuries

Road Ahead: Blackhawks dealing with rash of injuries

CSN's Chris Boden and Tracey Myers have the latest on the Blackhawks in the Road Ahead, presented by Chicagoland and NW Indiana Honda Dealers.

From an injury standpoint, it's been a tough few weeks for the Blackhawks.

The Blackhawks are down two key players in captain Jonathan Toews and goaltender Corey Crawford, and now may be without defenseman Brent Seabrook who sustained an upper-body injury in Tuesday's victory over the Arizona Coyotes.

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While the Blackhawks haven't had much luck on the injury front, their upcoming two opponents are in the same boat.

"You look at the New York Rangers, a very talented team, but this is what every team goes through every season. Your depth gets tested," Myers said.

Check out what else Boden and Myers had to say about the team's upcoming matchups in this week's Honda Road Ahead

Hawks Talk Podcast: Marian Hossa keeps producing as Blackhawks find chemistry

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Hawks Talk Podcast: Marian Hossa keeps producing as Blackhawks find chemistry

In the latest episode of the Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle is joined by Steve Konroyd and Tracey Myers following the Blackhawks 4-0 shutout win over the Coyotes.

The crew breaks down how the Blackhawks keep finding ways to win, how Marian Hossa has remained a top-six forward and how the team seems to have finally found some chemistry without Jonathan Toews and Corey Crawford.

Listen to the latest episode below: