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Hockey-related revenue a likely topic for next NHL CBA talks

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 05 / 29 / 17

T he definition of what makes up “hockey-related revenue” will likely be a topic of discussion when the NHL and NHL Players’ Association sit down to negotiate a new collective-bargaining agreement. That’s impor...

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