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No surprise: NHL and NHLPA not expected to talk this weekend

Dec 15, 2012, 4:50 PM EDT

Gary Bettman; Bill Daly AP

It won’t come as too much of a surprise, but the owners and players aren’t feeling too chatty with each other.

John Shannon of Sportsnet reports the two sides aren’t likely to be in communication this weekend. After the NHL filed a class action complaint against the players’ union late on Friday afternoon, this development isn’t shocking.

The two sides spent last week working with federal mediation only to see things go unresolved. Meanwhile, the NHL has canceled games through December 30 and with the Christmas holiday coming up in 10 days, the clock continues to tick down. Meanwhile, the players will begin voting tomorrow to decide if they’re going to file a disclaimer of interest.

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