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NHLPA leader: Deal can be quick after breakthrough

Updated: November 12, 2012, 5:10 PM ET
Associated Press

TORONTO -- A new NHL labor deal might not be as far off as it seems.

Steve Fehr, special counsel to the NHL Players' Association, believes the collective bargaining agreement can be wrapped up in a hurry once the sides make a breakthrough in negotiations.

"One thing (deputy commissioner) Bill Daly and I agree upon is that when the moment is right the deal could be done very quickly," Fehr said Monday during a panel discussion at the PrimeTime Sports Management Conference. "One day, ...

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