NHL, players' union to talk for first time since May
NEW YORK -- Hoping to stave off the second lockout in 11 seasons, the NHL and the players' association will meet Wednesday to resume negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement.
The current deal, extended twice since it was hammered out in 1995, expires Sept. 15. If a new agreement isn't reached by then, a lockout that could threaten the entire season is expected to be imposed.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has vowed on behalf of the owners
to work out a deal with ...
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