NHL and union still stalemated
Federal mediators were brought back into the negotiations today, and even they couldn't get the two sides to sit together. The owners and the union met separately with mediators, but the discussions didn't immediately appear to have moved the sides any closer to a deal.
Mediators informed the union that the league's proposal that was pulled off the table last week was still available, but carried a take-it-or-leave it ultimatum. Free-agent center Brendan Morrison said that wasn't much of a decision, while NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said there was nothing new to report.
The 88-day lockout already has wiped out 43 percent of the season through Dec. 30.
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