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Friday, June 17, 2005

nhl- Lockout News

via TSN, The National Hockey League and NHL Players' Association finished another series of collective bargaining sessions on Friday.
The two sides met for 28 hours over four days and plan to resume talks Monday in Toronto.
While there is still some painstaking work to be done to get a completed CBA, planning has to be started on some post lockout events that will happen soon after the new CBA is reached, such as the NHL Entry Draft. Sources say the very tentative date for the entry draft is August 6, although that could still change.
The NHL is apparently exploring the feasibility of staging a scaled down version of the draft in Ottawa, which was supposed to play host to the event on June 23. But the draft could also end up in the ballroom of a New York City hotel. Wherever it's held, it's expected only the top-end prospects will be in attendance and that NHL clubs will make their selections from their own cities by phone or internet.
Everything is still very much up in the air, though steps are being taken to start planning this event and others.