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NHL, union meet briefly Sunday

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The NHL and NHL Players' Association held contract discussions in New York for less than an hour Sunday, but not much progress was made.

No plans were made to meet again, but the players union asked that when talks resume they be held in Toronto, according to the report.

Players union chief Donald Fehr said, according to CBSSports.com, that he doesn't "see a path to an agreement."

NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said, according to the report, "It was a candid discussion, but there was no progress."

The only topic discussed on Sunday was player contracting issues, and talks have not progressed well since negotiations seemed to deteriorate during Friday's session, when things ended on a tense note

A source told ESPNNewYork.com that the NHL's most recent offer on the "make whole" provision to honor existing contracts includes $211 million to be paid out over the first two years of the deal.

The union thinks it should be considerably more, perhaps nearly three times that amount.
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