"It is about as good as we can do," Fehr added.
The players' union proposal was "comprehensive" according to Fehr. But the NHL still wants more.
The last time the two sides met, they were almost $1 billion apart, according to Bettman. The players' union proposal cuts that deficit to $182 million.
"Gary said we were $900 million or $1 billion apart," Fehr said about the gap over a proposed five-year CBA. "At the moment we are exactly $182 million apart."
"Nothing on significant economic issues," Fehr said. "No reciprocity."
The two sides have not scheduled their next meeting but it could come as early as Friday, which is when the All-Star game could be canceled. So far the lockout has caused 327 games to be canceled, including the Winter Classic.Tags: Boston, Boston Bruins, Donald Fehr, Gary Bettman, Hockey, NHL, NHLPA, Winter Classic