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NHL, Union Throw Up Their Hands

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Hope for the NHL starting up around Dec. 1 received a major blow Sunday when negotiations between owners and players on individual contracts ended after an hour.

NHL Players' Association executive director Donald Fehr told members of the news media in New York that he had no idea when the two sides would meet again. He said the NHL won't budge on the contracting issues, and he doesn't "see a path to an agreement."

Said NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly: "I don't know where to go."

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