Czech rejection could jeopardize Olympics
PRAGUE -- The Czech Republic's top ice hockey teams rejected on Wednesday a player transfer agreement between the NHL and the international federation, a move that jeopardizes NHL participation in the Olympic Games.
Under the new NHL Collective Bargaining Agreement, signed last month to end a 301-day player lockout by owners, the North American league would pay European teams for players based on a sliding scale.
In a vote on Wednesday, the Czech federation said,
representatives from ...
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