No Progress In NHL Talks 13 Sep 12

Representatives from the National Hockey League and its players association met for three hours yesterday, without significant progress in resolving a labor dispute which threatens to force a lockout at the end of the week. Both sides were able to submit new proposals aimed at keeping negotiations alive, but there is no indication that a new deal is imminent. The expiration of the current collective bargaining agreement is midnight this Saturday. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has stated that the players will be locked out if a new deal is not struck by then.