Originally written on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 11/10/12
NEW YORK (AP) -- NHL labor talks took a break Saturday -- an old-fashioned lunch break. Instead of returning to the negotiating table for a fifth straight day, representatives from the NHL and the players' association stayed in touch during the morning and then got together for an informal lunch meeting in the afternoon. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly and union special counsel Steve Fehr made plans to talk either Saturday night or Sunday morning to set up the next round of negotiations. Negotiations hit a rough spot Friday and talks were put on hold Saturday -- the 56th day of the lockout that has delayed the start of the season and already forced it to be shortened. Talks ended Friday night a few hours into a bargaining session on the core economic differences that separate the sides and threaten the season completely. Following those discussions, union executive director Donald Fehr held a conference call with the executive board and players on the negotiating committee. Th...
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