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Cost Certainty Out The Window

from Tim Wharnsby of the Globe and Mail,

On July 22, three years will have elapsed since the NHL and the National Hockey League Players’ Association ratified a collective agreement to end the exhausting 310-day lockout that cancelled the 2004-05 season.

During the shutdown, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman’s favourite buzzwords were “cost certainty.” While Bettman would never publicly condone the money that several clubs tossed at players this past week, the NHL office can’t be happy about the more than $725-million (all currency U.S.) that clubs spent in the past nine days to re-up some of their own players and lure new talent.

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Filed in: NHL Teams, NHL Talk, NHL Business of Hockey, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: cba, collective+bargaining+agreement, gary+bettman

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Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

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