Fehr Maintains NHL, Players Were Close to Deal

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Fehr Maintains NHL, Players Were Close to Deal
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Union chief Donald Fehr is sticking to his belief that the NHL and the players' association were close to a deal before talks broke off Thursday night. Fehr repeated his stance Saturday during a speech to the Canadian Auto Workers union. He then told reporters he thought the owners and players were "very close" to agreeing to a new collective bargaining agreement.

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