Saturday, September 1, 2012

NHL breaks off talks with union

By the AP via Fox Sports

NHL labor negotiations are at a standstill after talks broke off on Friday, significantly raising concerns the league is two weeks away from its fourth labor dispute in 20 years.

Negotiation that were scheduled to resume in New York next week are now in limbo after NHL Players' Association executive director Don Fehr announced that the league had asked that talks be ''recessed.''

The latest development came after the union presented its latest proposal during negotiations at the NHL headquarters in New York. The league has threatened to lock out its players once the current collective bargaining agreement expires on Sept. 15.

''Unfortunately, so far at least,'' Fehr said, ''that proposal we made today did not bear fruit.'':

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