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NHL's Bettman Indicates Olympic Participation, CBA Negotiations Could Still Be Linked

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 09 / 16

The NHLPA may have  officially shot down the idea of extending the CBA through '25 in exchange for continued Olympic participation, but the door "still seems to be wide open to explore that framework further," according to Chris Johnston of SPORTSNET.ca. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman came out ...

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