NHL And Union Speak, No New Meetings Scheduled
There has been very little contact this week between the sides. Daly and Fehr held a conversation Saturday, the 98th day of the lockout that is threatening to wipe out the entire hockey season.
All games through Jan. 14 have already been called off, and if a new collective bargaining agreement isn’t reached by then, the remainder of the schedule could be canceled, too. So far, 625 games — more than 50 percent of the schedule — have been wiped out, along with the Winter Classic and the All-Star game.
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says he doesn’t want a season shorter than 48 games per team, the amount played after a lockout ended in 1995. The full 2004-05 season was lost to a lockout.
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