Labor war looming in the NHL?
At some point this season, the focus will shift from Sheriff Shanny's frontier justice to the boardrooms in New York and Toronto, where hockey's next financial puzzle will take shape.
We know some of you already have stopped reading. But you can't ignore the fact that the collective bargaining agreement enters its seventh and final season, expiring Sept. 15, 2012, at midnight ET.
Hockey fans can only hope Sept. 16 comes and goes without a lockout triggered.
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2011-12 NHL SEASON PREVIEW
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