Found January 05, 2013 on NESN.com:
At this point the numbers seem beside the point. But, for the record, the NHL lockout is now reached day 112. But could there (finally, really) be an end in sight? The reports are flying in fast and furious at this point, so we’ll just try and recap it. With the prospect of a season that would be entirely lost as of this coming Thursday, the NHL and the Players’ Association appeared to have finally made some serious inroads to an agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement. On Friday, the two sides returned to federal mediation, with Scot L. Beckenbaugh spending twelve hours walking between the two rooms the opposing sides occupied. However, that lead to the planning of a face-t0-face meeting between the sides over the weekend. And, according to The New York Times, Donald Fehr and Gary Bettman did indeed meet on Saturday. However, there are still roadblocks to a deal, and until pen is put to paper nothing is for sure. The two sides still appear at least $5 million apart on a ...
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