NHL, NHLPA make no progress

Updated: October 2, 2012, 7:55 PM ET
By Katie Strang | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- The NHL and NHLPA met briefly Tuesday but made no progress on a new collective bargaining agreement and offered little hope that a deal is any closer to getting done.

NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly didn't even rule out the possibility of involving a federal mediator at some point, although that does not appear imminent. NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr also said the union is not "averse" to outside help and has had discussions with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman about ...

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