A daily look at the NHL lockout

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DATE: Saturday, Nov. 10.

DAY: 56.

LAST NEGOTIATIONS: Friday, Nov. 9, in New York


GAMES LOST: 327 (all games through Nov. 30, plus New Year's Day Winter Classic).

TAKING A BREAK: After four straight days of talks, the NHL and players' association stayed in contact from afar Saturday morning and then got together for a small, informal lunch meeting in the afternoon. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly and union special counsel Steve Fehr made plans to talk either Saturday night or Sunday morning to try to set up the next bargaining session. Talks hit a snag Friday night during discussions on the core economic issues that so far have prevented an agreement.

WHAT WE MISSED: The lockout forced 13 games to be lost Saturday, including a matchup between the new-look Minnesota Wild and the Detroit Red Wings in Hockeytown.

ON THIS DAY LAST YEAR: The NHL announced plans to start its own production company. The league said it would work with former HBO Sports President Ross Greenburg on NHL Original Productions. NHL Original Productions was to produce documentaries and features for NBC Sports Group, NHL Network, NHL.com and regional rights-holders. Greenburg had been consulting with the league since leaving HBO. He worked on two projects with the NHL in his last few years with the network: a documentary on Philadelphia's Broad Street Bullies and a reality series centered on the Winter Classic.