NHL, Union Make Last Push to Save Season
But commissioner says time is running out
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 1, 2013 8:17 AM CST
A hockey goal sits on the ice at Joe Louis Arena, home of the Detroit Red Wings.   (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

(Newser) – 2012 vanished without any deal to finally get the 2012-13 NHL season under way, but fans now have reason to be hopeful, AP reports. The league and the players' association are back on speaking terms and held their first face-to-face meeting since Dec. 13 yesterday. The lockout has caused games to be canceled through Jan. 14, wiping out more than half the season, and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says a deal must be reached by Jan. 11 to save the season.

A deal before Jan. 11 would allow the league to hold a week of training camp before starting a shortened season. "We've said we need to drop the puck by Jan. 19 if we're going to play a 48-game season," the commissioner says. "We don't think it makes sense to play a season any shorter than that." They plan to meet again today.

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lvan
Jan 1, 2013 11:16 PM CST
Most of the players are playing for KHL anyway.
Ultraworld
Jan 1, 2013 8:51 PM CST
I have little sympathy for millionares who play a game for a living arguing over money.
JackNelsonSteward
Jan 1, 2013 3:07 PM CST
OMG!! NO HOCKEY???!!! huh? whuwuzzat ... ? oh ...