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by Paul on 11/03/09 at 10:59 PM ET
from Allen Panzeri of the Ottawa Citizen,
In less than two years, the National Hockey League and the NHL Players’ Association will have to begin negotiating a new collective bargaining agreement, which ends in September 2011.
Against that backdrop, it can’t be a good thing to have them facing off now in a dispute over a $4-million signing bonus paid to one of the game’s superstars. But that’s what they have on their hands, a battle that could set the emotional level for the next round of contract talks….
Even if it was Heatley who demanded a trade, he did have a no-movement clause in his contract, which did give him the right to veto a trade, however unpalatable that may seem. Melnyk might be stuck by the very contract he approved for Heatley.
However, at the time the possibility of a grievance was first raised in early July, league deputy commissioner Bill Daly said there are “strong grounds upon which a claim can be pursued. The Ottawa franchise believes it has been damaged.”
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