A leaked internal memorandum from the players union may have caused some damage to the labor negotiations between the NHL and the union Friday.

Little progress was made in the talks, which were conducted for the fourth straight day, but both sides agreed to meet again Saturday. The day's most notable development came when Donald Fehr, the union's executive director, issued a sharp response to a report that the league was concerned about some of the items in the memorandum.

On Thursday night, a memo was sent to the union's 725 members in which Fehr said there was a "significant gap" between the NHL and the union on several important issues.


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