Breaking Sports

Monday, July 11, 2005

nhl- a Number of Issues

Larry Brooks on Leafs Lunch, said as of early evening yesterday, issues where still not resolved. He stated deal is taking longer than most people expected, and if no deal by Wednesday, there may be a problem. He stated he does not see a problem but....
Finds it very interesting that Goodenow has not been really involved in the negotiations. Feels a shift took place in the middle of May, but no one explaining why. He is surprised the PA membership meeting scheduled for late May was canceled and if the NHLPA changed direction, why wasn't it explained to the full PA. Will there be a meeting of the PA when it comes to ratification, Larry is not sure of that. Explanation of the CBA may be up to player's agent or other sources.