Adam Oates want to make sure he thanks everyone when he's inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday night.
After meeting for more than seven hours on Tuesday the NHL and its players are back at the bargaining table in New York.
A private round of negotiations has led to hope that a deal can be reached by the end of the week.
Capitals coach Adam Oates is trying to make the most of his time in Hershey.
The NHL and its players will return to the bargaining table Tuesday amid hopes of significant progress.