Players would rather participate in Winter Olympics

Updated: July 22, 2005, 7:04 PM ET
Associated Press

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The 2006 NHL All-Star Game, scheduled for the Glendale Arena, was a casualty of the new collective bargaining agreement with the players' association.

The move was expected because the players have made it clear they wanted to participate in the Winter Olympics and did not want a second break in the season.

"Among the terms set forth in the hundreds of pages of the CBA is an agreement that, in those years when we participate in the Olympic Winter Games, there will ...

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