LAST NEGOTIATIONS: Tuesday in New York.
NEXT NEGOTIATIONS: None scheduled.
NO PROGRESS: There was little if any progress made after NHL labor talks broke off on Tuesday, leaving the start of the regular season next week in jeopardy. The NHL also announced that it lost almost $100 million in revenue as a result of the cancellation of the entire preseason.
THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING? The labor dispute has opened the door for the Russian-based Kontinental Hockey League to have its games broadcast in the U.S. on ESPN3, the sports cable network's online streaming service. The KHL announced on its website that five games are set to air next week, though ESPN has said an agreement has not been finalized.
THEY SAID IT: "Today was not overly encouraging." -- NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly.
THEY SAID IT II: "It's clear that the players have made substantial moves towards the owners and the owners have made substantial moves away from the players." -- NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr.
ON THIS DAY LAST YEAR: The New York Rangers scored four unanswered goals en route to a 4-1 win over Slovan Bratislava in an exhibition game at Slovakia. It was the Rangers' third win in three games during a swing through Europe before they prepared to open the regular season with games against Los Angeles and Anaheim in Stockholm.