No end in sight to NHL lockout

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NHL lockout talks between league officials and the players' association didn't last long Wednesday, and the end of the labor strife doesn't appear to be on the horizon. 

Veteran NHL star Martin St. Louis says it feels like the players' association is being forced to negotiate with themselves, which isn't effective.

According to NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr, none of the "meaningful" core economic issues are being discussed.

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