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Russo: No end in sight for NHL lockout

Star Tribune hockey writer Michael Russo reports the NHL and the players association are still speaking "different languages" when it comes to ending the lockout. Today, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said "We are nowhere close."
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Star Tribune hockey writer Michael Russo reports the NHL and the players association are still speaking "different languages" when it comes to ending the lockout. Today, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said "We are nowhere close."

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