NHL Players Association executive director Donald Fehr, left, is joined by Boston Bruins' Zdeno Chara, center, and Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby as he speaks to reporters during a news conference in New York, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012. Fehr says a lockout can be avoided and that's up to the league. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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NHL Players Association executive director Donald Fehr, left, is joined by Boston Bruins' Zdeno Chara, center, and Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby as he speaks to reporters during a news conference in New York, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012. Fehr says a lockout can be avoided and that's up to the league. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)