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Friday, April 08, 2005

nhl- Meeting Wrapping Up about 2pm

Talking with a few media people at the meeting, there is a sense the NHLPA realizes that they must get a CBA by the BOG meeting on April 20th. Both sides are planning on meeting next week to get down and dirty and try to hammer out a deal.
By the PA showing up at these meetings and the NHL actually listening to them, a bridge has been crossed and both sides are looking forward to next season.
The negotiations will be touch and go, both sides must give and take on issues and the last two days have been spent discussing the minor details of the CBA and have been agreed upon.
I am going to hang around until the end of the meeting to see if there is any official statement from either side.