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Monday, May 23, 2005

nhl- CBA Meetings this Week

via Sportnet, The National Hockey League and the NHLPA are finalizing details on another two day session later this week.
Sources tell Sportsnet lockout discussions are expected to resume Wednesday and Thursday in Chicago.
As it stands now, neither Bob Goodenow nor Gary Bettman will be part of this weeks group dynamic with the focus believed to still be on accounting and financial related items.
The lawyers and principals from each side represent the makeup of the next meeting, and while the league remains confident a deal will be reached relatively soon, the union is more careful in how it distributes its optimism with PA sources suggesting a number of areas of disagreement have yet to be resolved.