Maneuvering but not much progress seen in NHL talks

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman speaks during a press

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NHL commissioner Gary Bettman speaks during a press conference announcing that the Islanders will move from Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y., to play at Brooklyn's Barclays Center starting in 2015. (Oct. 24, 2012) (Credit: AP)

In a sideways step for the NHL's labor talks Thursday, maneuvering superseded bargaining while the league and NHLPA remained mostly apart after a face-to-face session with a federal mediator that had ended at 1 Thursday morning.

There was no full bargaining session at NHL offices in Manhattan, and at 9 p.m., a league spokesman said the federal mediator, Scot Beckenbaugh, was continuing to...

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