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Olympics, CBA at heart of struggle between players, NHL

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 02 / 20 / 17

J ust when you thought you had a few more years not to think about the NHL labor situation, Commissioner Gary Bettman opened a can of worms this past fall by making the league’s consent to participation in the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic...

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