Reason for optimism in the NHL lockout?

Christian Petersen

Philly.com Sports: Is there reason for optimism in the ongoing collective bargaining negotiations between the NHL and NHLPA?

Can the momentum from Tuesday's meetings between NHL owners and players carry into Wednesday's session here?

Wednesday's meeting began at around 2:15 p.m., and had almost the same contingent as Tuesday's: Six owners, 19 players (one more than Tuesday), NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, and Steve Fehr, special counsel for the players' union.

Oh, and no NHL commissioner, Gary Bettman, or union boss Donald Fehr. Again.

Read more on the NHL lockout at Philly.com Sports.

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