NEW-LOOK NHL TALKS PROMPT OPTIMISM

Dec 05, 2012

By Jane Brown

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There’s a touch of optimism at the NHL labour talks in New York City.  A marathon day of collective bargaining between owners and players wrapped up just before midnight.  NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly and NHL Players Association special counsel Steve Fehr stood side by side at a podium talking about the progress that was made.  “I thought we had a constructive day with good dialogue,” said Fehr, “In some ways, I thought it was the best day we’ve had, which isn’t too overly optimistic.  There’s still a lot of work to do and a lot to be done.”  Bill Daly concurred.  “Everybody was working hard, is working hard.  I think everybody wants to get a deal done, so I think that’s encouraging.  We look forward to hopefully making more progress.” Talks continue on Wednesday.  The NHL lockout has been going on for more than 2.5 months. 

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