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12-07-2012, 04:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Holden Caulfield View Post
Actually, it did stop the 2005 draft. It was supposed to take place on June 25th, 2005 at Corel Centre in Ottawa. Since the league was still locked out, it was scrapped.

A new CBA deal was signed on July 21st, 2005. The league held the lottery on July 22nd, with the draft taking place at the Westin Hotel in Ottawa on July 30th, not open to the public unlike normal.

You cannot legally hold a draft without a CBA in place. It's one of those things that can be considered illegal with a CBA protecting it.
Thanks. Good to know. I guess I could have looked that up. Geesh.

So follow-up question, if the lockout hypothetically goes until Nov 2013. Would there be a 2013 draft in Nov 2013?

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