'No progress' made in NHL labor talks

December 12, 2012, 6:30 pm
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Tim Panaccio

The mediator was back. The owners weren’t.
CBA talks resumed Wednesday at an undisclosed location -- later identified as the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service field office in Woodbridge, N.J.
The lockout is now 88 days old.
The NHL and the NHLPA had not met since last Thursday’s disastrous conclusion of talks in New York City. Talks today began around 11 a.m. with a late afternoon break.
Talks ended shortly after 4 p.m. with “no progress,” being made, according to NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly.  The mediators met separately with both side for more than six hours, but there was no face-to-face negotiation of all parties.

There were conflicting reports as to whether the NHL put its last offer back on the table. Daly said there were "no proposals" on the table today.

Player rep Brendan Morrison said the mediator advised the union that the league’s last offer was still out for acceptance provided the union agreed on full compliance.