Meeting billed as routine update
TORONTO -- There will be plenty to talk about when player representatives meet with union leadership Tuesday as the NHL lockout drags on.
The gathering at an airport hotel has been planned for nearly a month and was billed as a routine update on the labor dispute so player reps could brief their teammates.
But following opposing comments from Mike Commodore, Pierre Dagenais, Brian Pothier and Rob Ray, the meeting is doubling as a show of unity seven weeks into the lockout.
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