NHL Talks Suspended 07 Dec 12

The NHL has rejected the latest offer from the Players’ Association and talks between the two sides have now been suspended indefinitely. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says Players’ Association turned down the latest offer on yesterday. The sides met for an hour after meeting for nearly 20 hours over the previous two days. The sides reportedly exchanged proposals on Wednesday. The NHLPA then submitted a counter-offer on Thursday, but the owners quickly shot it down. The lockout is nearing the three-month mark and has already forced the cancellation of more than one-third of the regular season games, the Winter Classic and NHL All-Star Weekend. Minnesota was to have played at Los Angeles tomorrow night in what would have been its 26th regular season game.