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by Paul on 07/19/05 at 11:11 PM ET
Bob Goodenow will face his constituents here today and likely will face some heat as the new collective-bargaining agreement is outlined to members of the NHL Players Association. After today's presentation of the 600-page document in a hotel ballroom here, the players will gather again tomorrow for a ratification vote. About 200 players are expected to attend today, with the remaining 500-plus participating via the internet. here is little doubt the agreement will be ratified by the players. What is uncertain is if they will continue to endorse the embattled Goodenow as the union's executive director. There have been reports about players demanding Goodenow also take a 24 percent cut in his salary, as he negotiated for his players in the new deal. "Apparently his salary has never reflected ours," said one veteran player. "He gained it from a proposal put together by a professional firm, comparing him to major union leaders. How long he will be a union leader is the question."
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