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NHL Lockout 2012: Talks Between NHL And NHLPA Have Broken Off

Donald Fehr, executive director of the NHLPA, dropped a bombshell on Friday when he announced that talks between the Players' Association and the NHL have broken off. From SB Nation's Steve Lepore:

The big dispute in current negotiations is over Hockey Related Revenue and the players' share, currently at 57 percent under the current CBA. The NHL is trying to get the players to take a 50/50 share, something the players are unwilling to do under the current definition of HRR. When the NHL proposed a higher share for the players, the league redefined HRR to take away from the overall "pie" being shared; this was something the NHLPA was not willing to concede.

Fehr stated that talks have broken off for now and that no further negotiations are scheduled. The current CBA expires on Sept. 15, with the NHL promising to lock out the players on that date if no agreement has been reached.

For more coverage of the Stars as well as further NHL lockout news and analysis, check out Defending Big D as well as this SB Nation Dallas StoryStream.

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