Reports all day are that bargaining has been positive from both the National Hockey League and the Players' Union to end this lockout that began back in September.

According to The Fourth Period, NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said there has been progress made.

"Theres been movement," Daly said, and "the process is moving again."

TSN reported last night there were about seven or eight issues that still needed to be resolved before a deal could be reached.

TFP believes the League has lessened on the $60 million salary cap for the 2013-14 season.

There are eight players in the meeting today, including Shane Doan, Ron Hainsey and Martin St. Louis.

There is still a black cloud hanging over the talks, though, as a vote to allow the NHLPA to dissolve concludes at 6 pm.

We've been down this road before, but the positive here is there really isn't a ton of time left. If you believe Gary Bettman, the season will be cancelled on Friday if no deal is reached.

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