A team in the NHL is reportedly trying to find the best way to fill up its hockey store shelves.
The Minnesota Wild and the NHL have been talking for months, according to the Star Tribune.
They want to find a way to make it easier for players to shop for hockey equipment.
The Wild and NHL had hoped to announce a partnership on Thursday, but the talks broke down last week, and the league has not said when a deal could be announced.
The team said the partnership is a result of conversations between the two organizations and has been in the works for several months.
The Vikings also had been looking for a way for players and fans to get their hockey gear in their hands, but those plans have been put on hold, the Star Tribune reported.
“We’ve been working very hard on a partnership with the Wild for a number of years and have been in contact with the league for some time,” Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher told the newspaper.
“The partnership with Minnesota is a reflection of our desire to expand the NHL, which is an opportunity we have not taken lightly.”
The team has also been working with the United States Hockey League on a new partnership with a team in Arizona.
That deal has also yet to be announced, according the StarTribune.