NHL lockout chronology
2003 Jan. 6: NHL Players' Association executive director Bob Goodenow and commissioner Gary Bettman quietly hold first collective bargaining talks pertaining to expiration of current deal.
March 26: Eight consecutive meetings are secretly held between
top lieutenants and lawyers from both sides. They are: NHLPA senior
director Ted Saskin and union outside counsel John McCambridge on
the players' side; NHL executive vice president and chief legal
officer Bill Daly and league outside counsel ...
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