NHL Lockout, Sides Might Be Close 13 Nov 12

The NHL labor dispute may not be as complicated as it seems. NHL Players’ Association special counsel Steve Fehr says the two sides are “fairly close” on one major issue and that a deal could be done very soon. “Postmedia News” out of Toronto says Fehr believes the issues aren’t that complicated and that both sides have already given a lot. He added that there’s not much more for either side to give up on. The NHL locked out the players after the collective bargaining agreement expired in September. Games through the end of November have already been canceled, as well as the Winter Classic on New Year’s Day.