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National Hockey League (NHL) Commissioner Gary Bettman gestures as he describes negotiations between the NHL and the NHL Players Association regarding the difficulties of their current labor negotiations in New York, December 6, 2012. The National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) said the league rejected its latest offer on Thursday as labor talks aimed at ending the lockout unexpectedly broke off on Thursday. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

National Hockey League (NHL) Commissioner Gary Bettman gestures as he describes negotiations between the NHL and the NHL Players Association regarding the difficulties of their current labor negotiations in New York, December 6, 2012. The National...more

National Hockey League (NHL) Commissioner Gary Bettman gestures as he describes negotiations between the NHL and the NHL Players Association regarding the difficulties of their current labor negotiations in New York, December 6, 2012. The National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) said the league rejected its latest offer on Thursday as labor talks aimed at ending the lockout unexpectedly broke off on Thursday. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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(L-R) National Hockey League (NHL) players Ronald Hainsey, Daniel Winnik, and Chris Campoli listen to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman address the media regarding difficulties in labor negotiations between the National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA) and the NHL in New York, December 6, 2012. NHLPA) said the league rejected its latest offer on Thursday as labor talks aimed at ending the lockout unexpectedly broke off on Thursday. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

(L-R) National Hockey League (NHL) players Ronald Hainsey, Daniel Winnik, and Chris Campoli listen to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman address the media regarding difficulties in labor negotiations between the National Hockey League Players Association...more

(L-R) National Hockey League (NHL) players Ronald Hainsey, Daniel Winnik, and Chris Campoli listen to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman address the media regarding difficulties in labor negotiations between the National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA) and the NHL in New York, December 6, 2012. NHLPA) said the league rejected its latest offer on Thursday as labor talks aimed at ending the lockout unexpectedly broke off on Thursday. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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Donald Fehr (C), executive director for the National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA), stands in front of National Hockey League (NHL) players Brad Richards and Sidney Crosby (L) to address the media on the difficulties in labor negotiations between the NHLPA and the NHL in New York, December 6, 2012. NHLPA said the league rejected its latest offer on Thursday as labor talks aimed at ending the lockout unexpectedly broke off on Thursday. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Donald Fehr (C), executive director for the National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA), stands in front of National Hockey League (NHL) players Brad Richards and Sidney Crosby (L) to address the media on the difficulties in labor negotiations...more

Donald Fehr (C), executive director for the National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA), stands in front of National Hockey League (NHL) players Brad Richards and Sidney Crosby (L) to address the media on the difficulties in labor negotiations between the NHLPA and the NHL in New York, December 6, 2012. NHLPA said the league rejected its latest offer on Thursday as labor talks aimed at ending the lockout unexpectedly broke off on Thursday. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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National Hockey League (NHL) Commissioner Gary Bettman arrives to describes negotiations between the NHL and the National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA) regarding the difficulties of their current labor talks in New York, December 6, 2012. NHLPA said the league rejected its latest offer on Thursday as labor talks aimed at ending the lockout unexpectedly broke off on Thursday. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

National Hockey League (NHL) Commissioner Gary Bettman arrives to describes negotiations between the NHL and the National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA) regarding the difficulties of their current labor talks in New York, December 6, 2012....more

National Hockey League (NHL) Commissioner Gary Bettman arrives to describes negotiations between the NHL and the National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA) regarding the difficulties of their current labor talks in New York, December 6, 2012. NHLPA said the league rejected its latest offer on Thursday as labor talks aimed at ending the lockout unexpectedly broke off on Thursday. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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Donald Fehr, executive director for the National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA) stands in front of National Hockey League (NHL) players to address the media on the difficulties in labor negotiations between the NHLPA and the NHL in New York, December 6, 2012. NHLPA said the league rejected its latest offer on Thursday as labor talks aimed at ending the lockout unexpectedly broke off on Thursday. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Donald Fehr, executive director for the National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA) stands in front of National Hockey League (NHL) players to address the media on the difficulties in labor negotiations between the NHLPA and the NHL in New...more

Donald Fehr, executive director for the National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA) stands in front of National Hockey League (NHL) players to address the media on the difficulties in labor negotiations between the NHLPA and the NHL in New York, December 6, 2012. NHLPA said the league rejected its latest offer on Thursday as labor talks aimed at ending the lockout unexpectedly broke off on Thursday. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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