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Bettman and Fehr address media, don’t provide much hope for “world’s greatest fans”

Aug 23, 2012, 1:00 PM EDT

The NHL and NHLPA sat down for around 90 minutes of CBA negotiations this morning in Toronto. League commissioner Gary Bettman addressed the media shortly thereafter, followed by union head Donald Fehr.

As reported on Twitter by journalists in Toronto, here’s Bettman:

And now Fehr:

And that’s about enough rhetoric for today.

Bettman, Fehr, NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, and union No. 2 Steve Fehr will reportedly hold another small meeting Tuesday in hopes of finding some common ground on the core economic issues.

PS — If there was a money quote from today, it was the one from Bettman about the NHL recovering from the last lockout thanks to the fans. That’s some serious media fodder right there.

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