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With no last-minute talks planned, NHL set to shut down

The collective bargaining agreement will apparently expire without a fight.

The NHL and NHL Players' Association remain so far apart in their negotiations that the league sees no reason to bargain in advance of the midnight expiration of the CBA. A lockout will ensue as soon as the deal is up.

"We spoke today and determined that there was no point in convening a formal bargaining session in light of the fact that neither side is in a position to move off of its last proposal," NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said in New York. "I'm sure we will keep in touch in the coming days and schedule meetings to the extent they might be useful or appropriate. We are sorry for where we are. Not what we hoped or expected."

---John Vogl

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John Vogl

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