NEW YORK (AP) - For a change, the NHL and the locked-out players' association talked about more than just salary caps Wednesday.
In an unexpected second straight day of labour negotiations, the league and the union branched out into other discussions, such as the potential formation of a competition committee that would be comprised of player and team representatives, NHL chief legal officer Bill Daly said in a statement.
The players' association didn't immediately comment or respond to an e-mail sent by The Associated Press following the ninth bargaining session since commissioner Gary Bettman called off the entire 2004-05 season on Feb. 16.
"Among the topics covered this morning were various accounting issues relating to the calculation of club payroll in the context of a new economic system," Daly said. (FULL STORY)