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Wednesday, June 22, 2005

nhl- Going Well

from Bruce Garrioch and the Ottawa Sun, Will there be an NHL deal soon? Maybe? Likely? Yes? But Daniel Alfredsson is cautious when commenting on the fragile labour negotiations.
He's optimistic that talks are headed in the right direction for the the NHL's return next season.
The Senators captain, a VP on the NHL Players' Association bargaining committee, won't use the word "confident," but believes training camps could open on time in September.
Speaking to the Sun before taking part in Mike Fisher's charity golf tournament at Kanata Lakes yesterday, Alfredsson admitted the two sides have found common ground on some issues.
MEETINGS GOOD
"I would say that if talks keep going in the same direction that they've been going, then we're going to have hockey back next season," he said. "The meetings have been good and they've been positive, but there's still a lot of work to be done here.
"I wouldn't use the word confident because I just don't think that's the right way to put it. I'm going to be very careful here. We've been confident before there's going to be a deal and nothing has been done."...read on...