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01-18-2013, 08:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Dado View Post
What is the status of that, anyway? Last I heard it sounded like the league and the PA would decide this issue jointly...
Something the NHL and NHLPA will have to negotiate (real soon now).

My guess is that if the sides had required this to be in the CBA, the season would not be starting tomorrow.

I'm reading/hearing that the NHL and NHLPA want to be more proactive in international hockey (especially Olympics, World Cup), so the agreement the league and union come up with will include all international events on a 4-year cycle (or whatever).

The united front may also require involvement in coming up with schedule for apres-2014 Olympic hockey tournament, as well as some guidelines for NHL, NHLPA, sponsors, etc., access to players during tournament.

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