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Good News For Former NHL Players

from Damien Cox of the Toronto Star,

For some of the greatest players ever to skate in the National Hockey League, it’s one less thing to worry about as the holiday season approaches.

For others, it ends the uncertainty of wondering whether they’ll be able to make ends meet and pay basic household bills and medical expenses.

In either case, Monday’s confirmation that both the NHL Players’ Association and NHL owners have committed to continuing to fund the Senior Player Benefit plan through 2013 — even if a new collective bargaining agreement is not reached to save this NHL season — came as a relief to hundreds of former players or their widows.

Last month, neither the NHL nor the locked-out members of the NHLPA were willing to commit to making their contributions for 2013.


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