Negotiations for a deal to end the NHL lockout have broken off.
Not long after Donald Fehr, the head of the NHL Players' Association, told a press conference in New York that the sides had agreed on a number of key issues and were close to agreement on many others.
The league obviously didn't see it that way, and deputy commissioner Bill Daly sent a text message to Steve Fehr, the No. 2 man in the NHLPA less than an hour later saying that the league had rejected a proposal the players submitted earlier and that there was no need to meet again tonight or Friday.
"It looks like this is not going to be resolved in the immediate future," Donald Fehr told reporters assembled at the New York hotel where talks were held the past three days.
First Published December 7, 2012 1:00 AM