Latest Round Of NHL Labor Talks Offer No Progress, Little Optimism


Andy Salcedo:

From CBS New York and the Associated Press, The lockout of the National Hockey League isn’t going anywhere….not by a long shot.

Originally posted on CBS New York:

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Both sides in the NHL labor fight seem willing to talk. The problem is neither group likes what is being said at the other end of the table.

Negotiations restarted Sunday following a one-day break, but they were over about 90 minutes after they began. And what is worse, there is no clear plan for them to get going again.

Only the hot-button issue of player-contract terms was on the agenda Sunday. The players’ side felt NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman was saying that there was no room for bargaining. Once the union heard that, it saw no reason to keep talking.

“The owners made it clear there is no give with respect to their proposals unless the players are willing to take them — this is my phrase, not theirs — down to the comma, then there is nothing to do, that we’re past the…

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