Can deal be struck quickly?

nhl lockout 2012 labor dispute steve fehr

TORONTO (AP) - Union leader Steve Fehr says he believes the NHL's labor deal can be wrapped up quickly once the sides make a breakthrough in negotiations.

View 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Odds

Speaking at the Prime Time Sports Management Conference, the special counsel to the NHL Players' Association says three issues remain to be solved: the split of money, player contract rules and who pays for the damage caused by the lockout.

The NHL lockout started in mid-September and forced the cancellation of all regular-season games through Nov. 30. A deal would likely need to be struck by early next week for a shortened season to begin Dec. 1.

Representatives from the NHL and NHLPA have met seven of the last nine days, but no future talks are planned.

Bet 2013 Stanley Cup Odds

Want More From TheSpread.com? Follow us on Twitter and Facebook or Subscribe to Our News Feeds!

NHL Top Stories

Thumbnail Sharks vs. Blues Game 5 Pick Which team will take a key 3-2 lead in the Western Conference Finals tonight as the St. Louis Blueshost the San Jose Sharks...
Thumbnail Lightning vs. Penguins Game 5 Pick Will the Pittsburgh Penguins take care of home ice in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Tampa Bay Lightning tonight...
Thumbnail Blues vs. Sharks Game 4 Pick Can the San Jose Sharks stay tough at home and establish a commanding lead in the Western Conference Finals when they host the St. Louis Blues at...
Thumbnail Penguins vs. Lightning Game 4 Pick Can the Tampa Bay Lightning even up the Eastern Conference Finals against the Pittsburgh Penguins when...
Thumbnail Blues vs. Sharks Game 3 Pick Who will establish the lead in the Eastern Conference Finals when the San Jose Sharks and St. Louis Blues meet...
More inNHL Articles  

NHL Headlines

More inNHL News  

NHL Team Pages