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Fehr: “I can’t tell you any progress was made”

Donald Fehr, Kevin Westgath, George Parros

NHL Players Association executive director Donald Fehr, center, is joined by players Kevin Westgath, right, and George Parros after meeting with NHL officials, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012 in New York. The NHL and the players’ association exchanged proposals on Wednesday, as negotiations resumed in an effort to avoid a lockout this weekend. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)


Today’s round of talks with mediators came in with a lot of hype but end with a bit more disappointment.

NHLPA Executive Director Donald Fehr addressed the media after wrapping up conference calls with team representatives and confirmed that not much has changed since last Thursday’s meltdown.

There were discussions of the various issues involved and how far apart we are and where we go from here,” Fehr said. “I can’t tell you that any progress was made.”

Both sides each met with federal mediators but did not meet face-to-face. No new proposals were tabled nor were any old ones re-tabled. All in all it comes off looking like another disappointing day in this now 88-day lockout.