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Wednesday, July 06, 2005

nhl- CBA Update

from 640 Toronto, This time tomorrow we should know when the CBA will be completed, today is a big day in writing up the documents and it will determine if they are done by Friday or if we are looking at next week. One source close to the deal said that the big issues are done and put to bed, they are working on issues now that are "unexciting" but they are taking a long time to get written up, sounds like loopholes are being found in the perdiem and the composite stick buying issues. After a deal in principle is announced, then it will take 5 to 7 days for both sides to ratify the CBA, then GM's will need at least a week or maybe two to figure out what they can and can't do cap wise. August is going to be quite the month for hockey, plenty of UFA signings, the draft and the Canadian Olympic camp in Kelowna. The 2005-06 season unofficially will kick off on August 1st.