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Thursday, June 02, 2005

nhl- Meeting Over

via TSN, The NHL and NHL Players' Association held their larger bargaining session on Thursday, wrapping up talks at 8:30pm et.
Both sides were attempting to find common ground on team-by-team revenues and how to associate them to a salary cap.
Both sides have agreed that a salary cap model with an upper and lower limit will be the centre piece of the collective bargaining agreement, but have laboured through the financial review in order to tie revenues to the moving cap figure.
Wednesday's smaller group meeting went from 11am et until 9:30pm et.

update 9:29pm Representing the league Thursday was NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, chief legal officer Bill Daly, lawyer Shep Goldfein, NHL general counsel David Zimmerman, director of hockey operations Colin Campbell, New Jersey Devils CEO and GM Lou Lamoriello, board of governors chairman Harley Hotchkiss of the Calgary Flames and Nashville Predators owner Craig Leipold.
The NHLPA had executive director Bob Goodenow, senior director Ted Saskin, outside counsel John McCambridge, associate counsel Ian Pulver, director of business relations Mike Gartner, Detroit Red Wings veteran player Brendan Shanahan, and the players' executive committee: Trevor Linden, Vincent Damphousse, Bill Guerin, Daniel Alfredsson, Arturs Irbe, Trent Klatt and Bob Boughner.
Another meeting has been scheduled for Friday.