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Saturday, July 02, 2005

nhl- Next week

All signs point to a CBA agreement in the July 5-7th time period. Many changes are about to take place, with a draft lottery taking center stage right after the CBA is announced.
My understanding is every team will have a chance at the #1 pick, but it may be a weighted lottery with "weaker" teams having a greater chance for "The Next Great One".
Buyouts of players will also start immediately after the CBA is ratified by the NHLPA and approved by the BOG. Many older players will be looking for work and a majority of these type of players may never appear in the NHL again.