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01-05-2013, 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by crump View Post
So these are the main points left stopping the season
  1. Salary cap and floor
  2. Variance
  3. Pensions
  4. Contract term limits
  5. Collective agreement length

Nice breakdown in this article.
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sport...rticle6966672/
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I have to say, and I don't want to just be blindly pessimistic, but looking at that list I wonder how everyone has come to the conclusion that they're so close to a deal. It seems as though it takes several days just to sort out a single issue. There are five issue left and a couple of them are fairly big. Unless one side is willing to cave in on several things all at once, I don't know if I feel very confident about the "so close" characterization of things given the remaining time left.

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