Fehr maintains NHL, players were close to deal - Article Photos 2/3

Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby, left, listens as Don Fehr, executive director for the National Hockey League Players Associations, speaks to reporters on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, in New York. Talks in the NHL labor fight broke down after just one hour on Thursday night, and it is not known when the league and the players' association would get back together. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)