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No talks between NHL, NHLPA as lockout reaches 100th day

TSN.ca Staff

12/24/2012 8:13:50 PM

The NHL lockout stretched into its 100th day on Monday and once again there are no meetings planned between the NHL and the players' association.

The last communication between the two sides was a phone conversation involving NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly and players' association special counsel Steve Fehr that took place on Saturday, but did not yield any results towards resolving the stalemate.

The parties have not held an in-person meeting since December 12th and 13th, when talks that included federal mediators failed to bridge the gap between the two sides.

On Friday, the players voted 706-22 in favour of giving the NHLPA's executive board the option of filing a disclaimer of interest and dissolving their union, which would allow players to file a class-action anti-trust lawsuit against the league.

The entire NHL schedule through January 14th has already been cancelled, in total adding up to 625 games lost. Specialty games, including The Winter Classic and the All-Star game, have also both been shelved.