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Wednesday, January 19, 2005

More fodder for the masses


According to the Sportsnet website, there may be a CBA deal in the works.
According to industry sources, the NHL and NHLPA have been in talks for the past couple of weeks and are very close to agreeing on an eight-year deal. The first four years of the deal would include a salary rollback and the following four years would see a soft cap with luxury tax in place. The season would get under way February 14.
I don't buy it. Not with the NHL's stance on cost certainty and flat-out refusal to entertain a luxury tax. Besides, if the league was interested in accepting a deal like this one, why wouldn't they have done it back in December?

**UPDATE**

It seems that Sportsnet has removed the rumor from their website. Gee, can't imagine why....

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