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Wednesday, May 25, 2005

nhl- CBA Update

CHICAGO (CP) - The NHL and NHL Players' Association met for 6 1/2 hours without their respective leaders Wednesday.
The two sides were back to the smaller-group format of last Tuesday and Wednesday, again discussing financial and accounting issues affecting the league's 30 teams.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and NHLPA executive director Bob Goodenow also skipped out on the small-group sessions last week before joining the larger group for 22 hours of talks over Thursday and Friday, meetings that for the first time gave many hope that the lockout could end in the next month.
Labour talks will resume Thursday morning in Chicago. The two sides have met four straight weeks and 14 times overall since Bettman announced the cancellation of the season Feb. 15. They plan to meet every week until a collective bargaining agreement is finally agreed upon.