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Report: NHL, union talking, not negotiating yet

Dec 29, 2012, 2:40 PM EDT

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If you were hoping for significant progress today after it was revealed Friday that the NHL made significant concessions in its latest CBA proposal, you might end up being disappointed.

The NHL and union are talking as expected, but the discussions have been purely “informational” so far, according to TSN’s Darren Dreger.

That’s not surprising considering that, as ESPN’s Katie Strang pointed out, the NHL’s proposal is about 300 pages.

If all goes well, the two sides might meet in person on Sunday.

The NHLPA is reportedly working on a counteroffer and the league’s reaction to it will be telling. There is some time to rebound if negotiations once again break off, but the season will either be salvaged or lost in the next few weeks.

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