Two sides try smaller negotiation teams
With nothing to lose but the rest of the hockey season, Vancouver Canucks forward Trevor Linden thought his idea was worth a shot:
Get together a small group of representatives from NHL management and the players' union and try to find some middle ground that would jump-start talks toward ending the 125-day lockout.
That is, try to do what previous, more formal negotiations couldn't.
Failure to produce even some movement might signal the end of any hopes that the season ...
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