After a career of letting others enjoy the spotlight, Oates get a chance to bask in the warmth of the Hockey Hall of Fame.
The NHL and NHLPA met again on Sunday but reported no progress. The lockout is approaching the two-month point.
After a quiet Saturday, NHL owners and the NHLPA are expected to resume negotiations this afternoon.
The NHL and its players ended a week of negotiations with harsh accusations and a wide gap between them.