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Tuesday, July 12, 2005

nhl- Changing Bolts

from the Tampa Tribune, Two months from what should be the start of NHL training camp, the hockey world waits.
And waits ... and waits ... for the combating sides to finally emerge from behind locked doors, signed parchment in hand declaring the end of the lockout. The two sides worked through the weekend, including well into early Monday morning, before returning to the table after breakfast Monday.
The NHL reportedly held a meeting with the Board of Governors executive committee in the afternoon even as the sides remained at the table with lawyers poring over the language of the new collective bargaining agreement.
Word is circulating that a new deal is close to being finalized - down to hours now - and a deal in principle could be announced either today or Wednesday. But it also is likely that a formal news conference announcing the deal won't be held until after both sides ratify the new agreement, which is expected to take seven to 10 days.
When the deal becomes final, the NHL landscape will be vastly different....more...