Obama: Settle for fans’ sake
Two days of talks between the NHL, the players’ association, and federal mediators still haven’t provided any answers how to end the lockout. Representatives from the fighting sides made it into the same room with a federal mediator Thursday. They just didn’t make any noticeable progress. After a failed day Wednesday when the parties on either end of the hockey labor dispute never met with each other, lawyers from each group spoke face to face Thursday. They appear no closer to a deal to save the season. President Barack Obama addressed the stalemate during an interview Thursday with WCCOTV in Minneapolis. “My message to owners and to players is, ‘You guys make a lot of money and you make a lot of money on the backs of fans, so do right by your fans. You can figure out how to spread out a bunch of revenue that you’re bringing in, but do right by the people who support you,’” Obama said. Both sides plan to meet again today.