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01-08-2013, 12:45 PM
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Originally Posted by kdb209 View Post
Not quite. The NHLPA had an explicit unilateral option to extend the CBA for 1 year ('11-'12) which they exercised. Had they not, the NHL would assuredly have filed to have it terminate as scheduled on Sept 15, 2011.
Again, sort of relating back to my question, with the date flexibility (2011/2012, or 8 to 10 years) couldn't it be written in the CBA that if one side wants to renegotiate the CBA at the earlier date, that then at least the negotiation process should begin, thus allowing until the ultimate date in order to get the CBA done?

Always waiting until the damn thing expires doesn't seem to be working. Incorporating the option of a 'mandatory' negotiation period before the CBA expires could be another alternative to try.

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