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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 02 / 15

Honestly the draft lottery is the most broken thing in the NHL. League is so hard for parity they're sacrificing quality of product. — Travis Yost (@travisyost) March 2, 2015 Players Association meeting today: #CBA2016 #Contracts #PaceOfPlay #InstantReplay @MLB_PLAYERS ...

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