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Saturday, July 16, 2005

nhl- CBA benefits small market Teams

from the Winnipeg Sun via Slam, Ron MacLean enjoys movies, but he can't wait to get back into Coach's Corner on Saturday night's.
MacLean is thrilled the NHL lockout appears to be over and ready for Hockey Night in Canada to return.
With the new collective bargaining agreement expected to be ratified next week, MacLean says there are going to be huge challenges for general managers in terms of putting teams together.
"For all the talk about how this is going to show what general managers are all about, their hands are also going to be tied," said MacLean, in town for the Canadian Track and Field Championships. "The trade deadline will be a whole different kettle of fish. Teams will be in a real jam when they have injuries at the deadline because of cap concerns. The game is going to change and players are now going to pick teams by what places they want to live."
MacLean reiterated the new economic order may one day bring the NHL back to Winnipeg, but cautioned that roadblocks remain....read on...