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Wednesday, July 13, 2005

nhl- The Turning Point

from CP via Slam, The turning point in the NHL lockout happened in the unlikeliest of places: Pebble Beach, Calif.
Famous for golf rather than hockey, it was in Pebble Beach from March 22-25 that the tide turned on the NHL's messy labour situation. And the NHL negotiators weren't even there. It was at a union meeting in California that NHLPA leaders and members of the players' executive committee finally agreed to negotiate a system with a hard salary cap linked to league revenues, according to sources.
When talks with the league resumed April 4 in Toronto, the NHLPA informed the league of their massive change of heart. It set off a furious schedule of meetings and triggered hours on hours of talks that eventually led to the deal that players and owners will vote on next week....continued...

I just went back into the archives of Breaking Sports and can see when the change occured. Take a look at some of the articles from the April 5th time period.