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Friday, July 01, 2005

nhl- No meeting Today

from the CP, The NHL and NHL Players' Association took Canada Day off but will resume labour talks Monday in New York with the end finally in sight.
The two sides have met for more than 15 hours a day over the last few weeks and wrapped up late Thursday night after meeting every day this week.
With lawyers on both sides drafting the agreement as talks progress, it's a matter of days before a tentative deal will be announced. Once that is done, the deal has to be ratified by a full players' vote as well as a rubber-stamp from the board of governors.
Teams will then likely have a transitional phase to make decisions on buyouts and qualifying offers before free agency can commence.
And at some point, likely in early August, the 2005 NHL entry draft will be held.