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Sunday, September 30, 2012


            Over the course of the last 3 days the NHL and NHLPA met to discuss how to end the lockout. No progress was made on Friday and Saturday. Even after there 5 hour dicussion on Sunday, no progress was made on the main topics and it looks like the lockout will continue into the season."We did not discuss core economic issues, as was the plan," NHLPA special counsel Steve Fehr said. "We discussed health and safety, drug testing, including more discussion of drug testing, medical care etc. Also a number of things in the CBA legal area of player movements."

         Bill Daley was unhappy with the progress over the course of the weekend and said that they should focus on the main issues."I hate to sound like a broken record, but we need some movement on the economic issues. We need some movement on the system issues," NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said. "We need them to be scheduled as the subject of a meeting, and right now the union is not prepared to do that." It is expected that sometime this week the NHL will announce the cancellations of Regular Season games anywhere from 1 to 2 weeks.

Written By Andrew Di Pardo

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