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Veil of Secrecy Shrouds NHL Negotiations

AP

As the NHL and NHLPA spent Wednesday at a secret location in New York for a second straight day of marathon talks, there once again was little that hockey fans could do except watch, wait, hope, and look for any signs of progress—or lack thereof.

Shortly after the league and union adjourned for the evening, with media contact limited to a two-sentence statement from union chief Donald Fehr acknowledging that talks had taken place and would continue Thursday, one of those signs came into view. Sporting News learned that Dustin Brown, the captain of the Stanley Cup champion Kings, made his flight...

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