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SBD/November 14, 2011/Leagues and Governing Bodies
NHLPA Discovers Unreported Revenues After Auditing Select NHL Clubs
Published November 14, 2011
SENSE OF OPTIMISM: In New Jersey, Rich Chere noted in the months leading up to the '04-05 work stoppage, players "were told by the union to save their money and prepare for the cancellation of the season." But Devils G Martin Brodeur said, "That hasn’t happened this time. It definitely was mentioned, but we feel there is a lot of room for both sides to talk about stuff. I’m not 100 percent sure of all the issues. But, by the look of it compared to the last time, it’s night and day. That’s a really good sign, unless there is a really big surprise." He added, "I’m not 100 percent sure it will get done in September. It could be extended and we could play for a time while we’re talking about it. It seems to be a lot healthier relationship between the players and the owners from last time when we were under Bob Goodenow. But you never know" (NJ.com, 11/13).