Mediation yields no progress
NEW YORK -- It appears the mediation route will not spell the end of the lockout.
The NHL and NHL Players' Association met for the second straight day Thursday but gained no traction in brokering a new collective bargaining agreement through the use of a federal mediator.
"After spending several hours with both sides over two days, the presiding mediators concluded the parties remained far apart, and that no progress toward a resolution could be made through further mediation ...
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