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Friday, June 03, 2005

nhl- Real talks begin Today

from the Toronto Globe and Mail, Serious bargaining in the National Hockey League labour dispute may not begin until today, as yesterday's 10-hour meeting turned out to be another study session by small groups on both sides.
The groups were going over financial information from the NHL's 30 clubs in hopes of reaching an agreement between the club owners and the National Hockey League Players' Association on what constitutes hockey revenue. Once that happens, the serious negotiations will begin over a salary cap that is a percentage of revenue.
It was thought those negotiations would begin yesterday, but digesting the financial data, which began more than a week ago, has taken longer than expected. However, the larger groups, which will include NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and NHLPA executive director Bob Goodenow, are expected to meet today after the smaller groups finish their business...more...