Board of governors to meet Friday
TORONTO -- The NHL's sole obstacle to being back in business is as easy as an empty-net goal.
Players overwhelmingly supported the six-year deal in Thursday's balloting, with 464 of 532 (87 percent) voting in favor of it. Now it is all but certain the board of governors will sign off, too.
Approval by the 30 owners Friday will end the lockout, bring labor peace at last to the league that has already lost one season and turn the focus back to the ice.
"I am optimistic that we ...
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