Dave Sheldon | Email David.Sheldon@corusent.com
On the eve of yet another round of bargaining between the NHL and the Player’s Association, Canucks goaltender Cory Schneider says the frustrating part about this process is knowing the sides are so close to making something happen and getting back on the ice, and that someone has to step up.
‘We will wait to see what comes of the meetings tonight, but we both need to do something at some point to kick start these conversations and get a deal done as it is damaging our game.’ said Schneider.
With the clock ticking on any kind of season taking place, Schneider knows that every deadline put up by the NHL to get these negotiations settled and get hockey back in business has to be taken seriously.
‘We can’t just assume there is a magic date out there where the owners will just back off and do a deal,’ continues Schneider. ‘We have to continue to negotiate and hope that we can find common ground.’
Schneider is now heading east to Boston to spend some time with his family over US Thanksgiving…unless of course a deal can be struck.