27 Nov 2012

NHL hockey dispute drags on

6:19 pm on 27 November 2012

The National Hockey League and locked-out players have agreed to allow United States federal mediators to assist in negotiations to resolve their contract dispute.

The lockout's been in place since mid-September and a third of the NHL's regular season has already been cancelled.

While both sides have agreed in principle to a 50-50 split of hockey related revenue, they remain at odds over how they'll achieve that.

Club owners want an immediate reduction from the 57 percent players received under the previous agreement while players want the cuts brought in gradually.