New York, NY (Sports Network) - For a second straight day, NHL owners and
players engaged in lengthy talks in an effort to end the nearly three-month
After meeting for nearly 10 hours on Tuesday, the two sides went at it for
even longer on Wednesday.
The talks adjourned shortly after 1:00 A.M. (EST).
Winnipeg Jets defenseman Ron Hainsey spoke on behalf of the players, while NHL
Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly represented the NHL.
The two warring factions met twice last week with the involvement of federal
mediators, but the process was unsuccessful as it had been during the 2004-05
The current work stoppage, which began Sept. 16, has already forced the
cancellation of regular-season games through Dec. 14, as well as the Winter
Classic and All-Star Weekend.
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