NHL asks for recess in labor talks

Posted: September 01, 2012

NEW YORK - NHL labor negotiations hit a standstill after talks broke off Friday, two weeks before the league has threatened to lock out its players.

NHL Players' Association executive director Don Fehr announced that the NHL asked that talks be "recessed" after the union presented its latest proposal during negotiations held at the league's headquarters.

Fehr said the union's latest proposal "did not bear fruit."

The NHLPA's latest offer came three days after the NHL made its first counterproposal. After asking the players to cut their share of hockey revenue from 57 to 43 percent, the NHL upped its proposal to have the players get a 46 percent share over a six-year deal.

The two sides took a break from talks Thursday after the union said it was preparing a counterproposal.

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