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NHL rejects players’ offer to break labor impasse

  • NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, center, arrives to speak with reporters after an NHL Board of Governors meeting, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 in New York.  The NHL and NHL Players' Association have cleared their schedules with progress being made in collective bargaining talks. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, center, arrives to speak with reporters after an NHL Board of Governors meeting, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 in New York. The NHL and NHL Players' Association have cleared their schedules with progress being made in collective bargaining talks. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

  • Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby speaks to reporters, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 in New York. Talks in the NHL labor fight broke down after just one hour Thursday night, and it isn't known when the league and the players' association would get back together. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby speaks to reporters, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 in New York. Talks in the NHL labor fight broke down after just one hour Thursday night, and it isn't known when the league and the players' association would get back together. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

  • NHL commissioner Gary Bettman leaves the room after speaking to reporters after an NHL Board of Governors meeting, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 in New York.  The league and the NHL Players' Association have cleared their schedules with progress being made in collective bargaining talks. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    NHL commissioner Gary Bettman leaves the room after speaking to reporters after an NHL Board of Governors meeting, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 in New York. The league and the NHL Players' Association have cleared their schedules with progress being made in collective bargaining talks. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

  • Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby, left, listens as Don Fehr, executive director for the National Hockey League Players Associations, peaks to reporters, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 in New York. Talks in the NHL labor fight broke down after just one hour Thursday night, and it isn't known when the league and the players' association would get back together. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby, left, listens as Don Fehr, executive director for the National Hockey League Players Associations, peaks to reporters, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 in New York. Talks in the NHL labor fight broke down after just one hour Thursday night, and it isn't known when the league and the players' association would get back together. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

  • NHL commissioner Gary Bettman speaks to reporters after an NHL Board of Governors meeting, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 in New York.  The league and the players' association have cleared their schedules with progress being made in collective bargaining talks. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    NHL commissioner Gary Bettman speaks to reporters after an NHL Board of Governors meeting, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 in New York. The league and the players' association have cleared their schedules with progress being made in collective bargaining talks. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

  • Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby speaks to reporters, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 in New York. Talks in the NHL labor fight broke down after just one hour Thursday night, and it isn't known when the league and the players' association would get back together. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby speaks to reporters, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 in New York. Talks in the NHL labor fight broke down after just one hour Thursday night, and it isn't known when the league and the players' association would get back together. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

  • NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, center, arrives to speak with reporters after an NHL Board of Governors meeting, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 in New York.  The NHL and NHL Players' Association have cleared their schedules with progress being made in collective bargaining talks. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
  • Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby speaks to reporters, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 in New York. Talks in the NHL labor fight broke down after just one hour Thursday night, and it isn't known when the league and the players' association would get back together. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
  • NHL commissioner Gary Bettman leaves the room after speaking to reporters after an NHL Board of Governors meeting, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 in New York.  The league and the NHL Players' Association have cleared their schedules with progress being made in collective bargaining talks. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
  • Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby, left, listens as Don Fehr, executive director for the National Hockey League Players Associations, peaks to reporters, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 in New York. Talks in the NHL labor fight broke down after just one hour Thursday night, and it isn't known when the league and the players' association would get back together. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
  • NHL commissioner Gary Bettman speaks to reporters after an NHL Board of Governors meeting, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 in New York.  The league and the players' association have cleared their schedules with progress being made in collective bargaining talks. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
  • Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby speaks to reporters, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 in New York. Talks in the NHL labor fight broke down after just one hour Thursday night, and it isn't known when the league and the players' association would get back together. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Discouraging NHL news

The NHL rejected the players’ latest offer for a labor deal, and negotiations have broken off at least until the weekend.

Donald Fehr made two separate appearances last night in front of a large throng of reporters just moments apart after talks with the league ended. Initially, Fehr said he believed the sides had agreements on some key issues, but he returned soon after to say NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly left a voicemail saying that the players’ offer wasn’t good enough.

The voicemail, left for union special counsel Steve Fehr, stated that “some things or everything” the league has offered is now off the table, according to Donald Fehr, who added that this is not a positive development.

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