Coyotes' strike a real deal
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. --
September 15 is not supposed to be a date familiar to hockey fans.
But anyone who even loosely follows the National Hockey League knows it's the expiration date of the collective bargaining agreement between the league and the NHL Players' Association. There's more than six months between now and what could become the last day of contractual peace for a long time.
And although NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has invited union chief Bob Goodenow to a formal ...
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