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Friday, July 08, 2005

nhl- Meeting this Weekend

from the CP via TSN, The NHL and NHL Players' Association will continue talks this weekend after meeting for a fifth straight day in New York on Friday as they continued to inch closer to a collective bargaining agreement.
A deal could be reached as soon as this weekend but more likely early next week.
The two sides have met 78 times overall - nine consecutive weeks - since commissioner Gary Bettman cancelled the 2004-05 season Feb. 16.
Bettman has summoned the NHL's executive committee to New York for an update Monday, something he has done routinely during the lockout. This time they'll probably be asked to look at the deal at hand, a six-year agreement that will look something like this depending on last-minute changes:...read on...