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Mediators Fail To Help In NHL Labor Fight

Posted By Sports Talk Florida On November 30, 2012 @ 9:40 AM In NHL | No Comments

[1]NEW YORK (AP) — If the NHL and the players’ association are going to make a deal to save the hockey season, they are likely going to have to do it by themselves.

A pair of federal mediators tried to help for two days, but even they couldn’t bring the fighting sides closer to a compromise.

Two members from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service joined the discussions on Wednesday and Thursday and failed to make a breakthrough. Now the owners and players are back on their own to somehow find a compromise.

The bottom line is that, 75 days into the owners’ lockout of players, there is no end in sight. The lockout has already forced the cancellation of games through Dec. 14, the New Year’s Day Winter Classic, and the All-Star weekend in January.

Source: Associated Press

STATEMENT FROM NHL DEPUTY COMMISSIONER BILL DALY

NEW YORK (November 29, 2012) – NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly issued the following statement regarding the two days of meetings that concluded today with representatives of the NHL Players’ Association under the auspices of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service:

“Today, we concluded two days of mediation with FMCS mediators and representatives of the NHL Players’ Association. After spending several hours with both sides over two days, the presiding mediators concluded that the parties remained far apart, and that no progress toward a resolution could be made through further mediation at this point in time. We are disappointed that the mediation process was not successful.”

Source: NHL Media


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