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Saturday, July 16, 2005

nhl- Silence Please

from Bruce Garrioch and the Ottawa Sun, Bob Goodenow has issued a stern warning to NHL players and agents in the wake of the new collective bargaining agreement: Keep your mouths shut.
After summoning both groups to Toronto for meetings next week to outline the contents of the CBA, the NHL Players' Association boss asked players and agents not to make any comments until they've seen the agreement.
While Goodenow admitted to the players and agents that some portions of the CBA leaked to the media have been correct, he also maintained there is misinformation making the rounds and asked them to be careful.
And the word is Goodenow might not even be in New York next week to shake hands with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman at the announcement to make the agreement formal because the meeting with agents continues Friday in Toronto.
"Goodenow just warned that we might want to be careful about what we say because nobody has seen the whole CBA yet and not everything that is being reported is correct," a league source said yesterday.
"I guess he knows a lot of guys are upset with this deal, but he believes they need to see the whole thing before they make any comments on it. I don't find this kind of warning a big surprise ... You have to expect it."...more...