Breaking Sports

Sunday, June 26, 2005

nhl- CBA Coming

via the AP, The Pittsburgh Penguins General Manager Craig Patrick is optimistic that the National Hockey League and the NHL Players Association will hammer out a new collective bargaining agreement in the coming weeks.
But he said few details from the two sides' meetings in New York and Toronto have trickled down team officials.
"There's been no updates," Patrick said today at the Mario Lemieux Celebrity Invitational at the Club at Nevillewood. "I think everybody's just cautiously optimistic right now. I hope something happens, naturally we all do, but we won't know what the agreement looks like until we see the document."
Teams don't have capital spending budgets or a collective bargaining agreement, so players cannot be signed to new contracts or traded.