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Negotiations between the NHL and NHLPA broke down again on (TODAY’S DATE).
After a negotiation that lasted (NUMBER) (UNIT OF TIME), neither side was able to come to an agreement.
While initial reports before/during/after (pick one) the negotiations appeared optimistic, the talks reportedly fell through due to the NHL’s/NHLPA’s (pick one) refusal to meet the NHL’s/NHLPA’s (pick one) demand of (DEMAND).
Both sides had agreed to (NEGOTIATING TACTIC), before the meeting, but neither side could agree that any progress was made.
“This was extremely disappointing,” said Bill Daly, NHL deputy commissioner/Donald Fehr, NHLPA executive (pick one).
“We are as far apart as we have ever been,” said Donald Fehr, NHLPA executive/Bill Daly, NHL deputy commisioner (pick one).
If talks are scheduled to resume:
Talks between the two sides are expected to resume again on (DATE).
If no talks are scheduled:
The NHL and NHLPA have no further negotiations planned at the moment. Daly expects them to resume in the next (TIME FRAME) or so. (if relevant)
If Gary Bettman addresses the media:
“(QUOTE),” said Gary Bettman, NHL commissioner.
Fehr, however, disagreed.
“(QUOTE),” said Fehr.
If no additional games are cancelled:
On (DATE), the NHL cancelled games through (DATE). As it stands, no further cancellations have been announced.
If additional games have been cancelled:
In addition, the NHL announced that all games through (DATE) have been cancelled, marking a grand total of (NUMBER) games cancelled for the 2012-13 season.
Today marked day (NUMBER) of the NHL lockout.
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Federal Mediation between the NHL and NHLPA concluded yesterday. It didn't go well. No ground was made.
"I'm really surprised federal mediation didn't work," said no one ever.
Anyways here's Bill Daily's response:
NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly issued the following statement regarding the two days of meetings that concluded...
The NHL and NHLPA met on Wednesday and again on Thursday, but this time with federal mediators in an attempt to use a third party to alleviate the differences to end the ongoing feud between the players and owners.
And after two days of meeting with representatives from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services, NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly left Thursday’s meetings with...
Whether federal mediators will provide enough help to end the NHL lockout in time to save the hockey season is still unknown.
At least they had a good first day.
Negotiators from the NHL and the players' association returned to the bargaining table Wednesday for the first time in a week and the first time with outside voices contributing to the talks.
The location was secret...
After a second straight day of federal mediators presiding over CBA discussions, we're no closer to a deal getting done than we were in August. In fact the mediators seem to have thrown their hands up the way fans have.
Here's NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly...
"Today, we concluded two days of mediation with FMCS mediators and representatives of the NHL Players...
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- The Phoenix Coyotes have taken a major step toward securing an owner. All that's left is one last hurdle.
Glendale's City Council voted late Tuesday night in favor of a reworked 320 million arena management deal with Greg Jamison, clearing the way for the former San Jose Sharks CEO to complete his purchase of the team from the NHL.
I see that the lockout doomsday clock now reads 11:50 PM. After the Board of Governors meet to tacitly approve the cancelation of the 2012-2013 season, some progress may be made in a last-ditch effort to save the season...
But I doubt much will get done until the last bit of leverage Gary Bettman, Bill Daly and the Board can take off the negotiating table is gone, and we're...
Whatever hope fans had of federal mediation helping to put an end to the NHL lockout will be disappointed. Today NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said the following: “Today, we concluded two days of mediation with FMCS mediators and representatives […]
The NHL and the players' association have agreed to a meeting with selective owners and players, but without NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman or union chief Donald Fehr.
Bettman proposed the unique meeting on Wednesday when talks broke off following two days of negotiations with federal mediators, and it wasn't agreed to until Sunday. The meeting is expected to occur Tuesday...
Seems like things are finally getting serious in the NHL negotiations, folks – the NHL and the NHLPA have agreed to meet with federal mediators to help with the negotiation process towards a new Collective Bargaining Agreement.
"We are able to confirm that we have agreed to a request by the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service to engage in meetings with the Union...
NEW YORK (AP) The NHL, the players' association and now even federal mediators agree on one thing: The bickering sides are nowhere near a deal that would put hockey back on the ice.
The league and the union wrapped up two days of talks Thursday in New Jersey, with help from mediators, but moved no closer to a solution to save the season that has already been delayed and shortened...
NEW YORK (AP) -- If the NHL and the players' association are going to make a deal to save the hockey season, they are likely going to have to do it by themselves.
A pair of federal mediators tried to help for two days, but even they couldn't bring the fighting sides closer to a compromise.
"After spending several hours with both sides over two days, the presiding mediators...
Until I heard of his death yesterday, I hadn't thought much about Marvin Miller since the last players strike, and when I thought about him then I wondered if he would have handled that conflict differently than Donald Fehr had. I concluded that he would not have. He would have left me as angry about the situation as Fehr had.Anger was only the tip of the iceberg of feelings...