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Tuesday, May 24, 2005

nhl- Talks very Productive

from the Hockey News, Add Detroit forward Brendan Shanahan to the list of NHL insiders who are optimistic a new collective bargaining agreement is finally in sight.
“The marathon meetings we held last week were very productive,” said Shanahan, a participant in lengthy talks between the NHL and NHL Players’ Association May 19 and 20. “I have hope and expectations that we’re moving in the right direction and that a deal can get done.”
Shanahan originally was invited to the talks because of his efforts to spark discussion on improving the on-ice product. A joint player-league competition committee is expected to be part of the next CBA.