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Thursday, June 16, 2005

nhl- Handle with Care

Stan Fischler has two articles today. His BlueLines and this one:
from MSG Network, That precious carton containing the new NHL Collective Bargaining Agreement immediately should be labelled, FRAGILE: HANDLE WITH CARE!
It should not be seen anywhere near the negotiations which continue Thursday and Friday in New York amid muted optimism.
"We're going to get this done," one of the negotiators assures me. Except, he didn't say when.
Even though the new CBA hasn't even been fully crafted by league and union leaders, it has for the past month been used, bruised and abused by the media and those special interests -- as in NHLPA boss Bob Goodenow -- attempting to gain a last-minute edge.
Despite an unprecedented aura of "secrecy" blanketing the ongoing negotiations, reports circulating about its form and completion run the gamut from (Pick one of the following) on...