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The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Shelly Anderson reveals some surprising and very good news from the Pittsburgh Penguins’ end-of-season media availability:
The NHL lost a season, 2004-05, to a work stoppage the previous time it had to hammer out a new collective bargaining agreement with the NHL Players’ Association. Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik, a team union representative, is optimistic things won’t be as difficult this time. The CBA expires in September.
“We’ve had quite a few meetings the last two or three months, which almost the whole team attended,” Orpik said Tuesday. “I know a lot of that hasn’t been publicized. I think there’s been more communication between the two sides than people are aware of. I think both sides are pretty optimistic something will get done. I think there’s too much to lose after the last one we had to have another work stoppage.”Continue reading "Good CBA news from…Pittsburgh?"
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