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Thursday, July 07, 2005

nhl- Days away from CBA Agreement

from the CP, via Slam, The NHL and NHL Players' Association are still a few days away from reaching a tentative labour agreement, sources on both sides said Thursday.
The day began with both the league and NHLPA denying a report in the Los Angeles Times that a tentative deal had been reached on an collective bargaining agreement.
Sources said the earliest an announcement will come is some time on the weekend but it may wait until early next week, as both sides continue the tedious and laborious process of drafting the legal agreement. The union and league have met every day in New York since Monday, the ninth consecutive week talks have been held.
Once a tentative deal is announced, it still has to be ratified by a full players' vote and by the board of governors on the owners' side....more...