Sides stuck in staredown not stalemate
With just three months until the collective bargaining agreement between the National Hockey League and the NHL Players' Association expires on Sept. 15, progress toward a new deal can be summed up in one word:
"You can't even say they are at a stalemate," said one source on the periphery of the negotiation process. "To be stalemated means both sides have reached a point in the process where they feel they can't give any more. These guys don't even have negotiations scheduled ...
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