NHL Lockout 2012: Labor Negotiations May Resume Soon

"So, you're saying there's a chance." -- Lloyd Christmas.

According to a CBS News report, behind the scenes talks have taken place between the league and the NHLPA to restart talks, as the two sides desperately attempt to reach an agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement, prior to Sept. 15.

"From our perspective, there has been a sense of urgency all summer," Daly said in an email to The Associated Press, "but, obviously, it becomes more real as we get closer to September 15 with no meaningful progress being made."

The first NHL preseason games are scheduled to begin Sept. 19, with the regular season slated to open on Oct. 11 with four games.

At the least, hopefully the two sides will agree to restart talks, to at least give fans some hope that there will be a season this year. Unless negotiations begin soon, it at the least, looks like the season's start will be delayed.

Still, this recent news gives fans some hope. Let's hope both sides hammer out a deal, for the sake of the fans and the league.

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