NHL labor talks break off without progress made

Thursday, January 20th 2005, 7:00 pm
By: News On 6

After two days of negotiations, the NHL and the players' association broke off talks and appear no closer to a deal that could save the hockey season.

Representatives from the NHL and the players' association met for 4 1/2 hours Thursday, the second straight day the sides held discussions in an attempt to end the four-month lockout.

But the talks broke off without a deal or plans for the sides to meet further.

``We continue to have strong philosophical differences,'' NHL chief legal officer Bill Daly said. ``I can't say we're any closer.

``We don't have anything scheduled.''