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Sides talk, bargaining may be next

NEW YORK - Lots of questions, but still no answers in the NHL labor fight. The league and the players' association spent much of Saturday talking to each other via conference call. The conversations were strictly for the purpose of sharing information regarding the new contract offer the NHL made to the union late Thursday. The initial thought was that the sides would get together today in New York to hold official negotiations for the first time in weeks, but those hadn't been scheduled by late Saturday. "Some more informational sessions in the morning," deputy commissioner Bill Daly said. "Nothing planned beyond that."
The union pored over the latest NHL proposal aimed at ending the lockout that reached its 105th day Saturday and saving the delayed hockey season. The league would like to reach a deal no later than Jan. 11, which would allow training camps to start the following day, and a 48-game season to begin on Jan. 19. The Associated Press
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