No Progress NHL Labor Talks 13 Dec 12

The NHL and the Players’ Association met with federal mediators for a little over six hours on Wednesday without making any progress in the ongoing labor dispute. The session was overseen by federal mediator Scot Beckenbaugh and was held at the office of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services in Iselin, New Jersey. NHL owners were not present, but several players were on hand for the meetings. The two sides also met with mediators on November 28th and 29th but those talks broke off without any progress. A total of 526 regular season games, the Winter Classic and the All-Star Game have been cancelled due to the lockout, which is in its 89th day. The Minnesota Wild were supposed to have played at St. Louis last night and home against Edmonton tomorrow night. Instead, the Xcel Energy Center continues to sit idle with no NHL hockey.