NHL calls press conference for Thursday

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Barring some sort of miracle, fans could learn Thursday that the NHL is headed for another lockout.

The league has called a press conference for tomorrow (3:30 pm ET) in New York City that will follow its Board of Governors meeting – a meeting in which the owners could approve a lockout.

The CBA between the NHL and NHLPA expires Saturday and, last we checked, the two sides didn’t appear close to making a deal.

Prior to this afternoon’s meeting between the owners and players, union chief Donald Fehr told reporters: “We have some things to tell them.”

Chances are it’s not “we give up.”