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Tuesday, June 28, 2005

nhl- CBA, When

via the Toronto Sun, After last week's first consecutive Monday to Friday talks of the lockout, National Hockey League players and owners were back at the table yesterday in New York in the small group format.
They are expected to continue working on the final stages of the new collective bargaining agreement this week.
While sources say there is an outside chance of a deal by Canada Day, it's more likely the myriad details will take until next week or early the following week.
Keep in mind there traditionally are just two days on the North American pro sports calendar that are dark: Before and after the Major League Baseball all-star game, which is being played on July 12 this year.
The NHL could get maximum media coverage for its relaunch by announcing a new CBA on one of those dates -- July 11 or July 13.