Found December 05, 2012 on NY Rangers Blog:
After meeting until after midnight, the players and owners appeared from their CBA discussions talking about good vibes and moving in the right direction. In fact, NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly and NHLPA Special Counsel Steve Fehr held a joint press conference afterward and said this... Daly: "I think everybody is working hard. I think everybody wants to get a deal done, so I think that's encouraging." — Dan Rosen (@drosennhl) December 5, 2012 Steve Fehr: "We had a good dialogue. In some ways I'd say it might be the best day we've had." — Dan Rosen (@drosennhl) December 5, 2012 Steve Fehr went on to say he is not "painting too overly optimistic a picture" because there is still work to be done. — Dan Rosen (@drosennhl) December 5, 2012 Both sides are hoping to meet again tomorrow morning before the owner's Board of Governors meeting. Brad Richards was one of the 18 players to attend the...
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