NEW YORK (AP) Different location, different format, same old result in the ongoing fruitless NHL labor talks.
"All I am going to say is there wasn't any change in position," players' association executive director Donald Fehr said Wednesday.
In what was expected to be the resumption of negotiations between the league and the players after talks fell apart last week, the sides got to the same location but never made it into the same room to work through their problems.
Federal mediators rejoined the conversation following two failed days last month, but still couldn't achieve a breakthrough in this hockey labor fight. The mediators met separately with the NHL and the union and tried to bridge the gap Wednesday.
It didn't work.
"There were discussions of the various issues involved and how far apart we are and where we go from here," Fehr said. "I can't tell you that any progress was made."
The latest round of talks were supposed to be held away from reporters and cameras, but ...