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In another sign of the growing concern about head trauma in sports, the NHL and the U.S. ski team will each have at least one concussion expert at the Sochi Olympics.
It's uncertain whether the radical, four-conference format that owners tried to implement for this season will remain the plan. The NHL Players' Association withheld consent on that because of concerns about travel and uneven odds to make the playoffs.
The day fans and players have been waiting months for finally arrived. The NHL lockout is over.
Word of the end of the NHL lockout traveled fast for the Washington Capitals. Players' Association representative Jason Chimera was the first to find out the news
Minutes after NHL Players' Association executive director Donald Fehr said the sides were in "complete agreement" on many issues in negotiations with the league toward a new collective bargaining agreement, he went back to reporters in New York City on Thursday night and told them: "There has been a development. It's not a positive one."
NHL owners and players have met in big groups. They've held smaller sessions. They're tried federal mediators.
The NHL, the players' association and now even federal mediators agree on one thing: The bickering sides are nowhere near a deal that would put hockey back on the ice.
As the league and NHL Players' Association have spent months trying to end the lockout, many ideas have been shared across the bargaining table and from the outside. Bringing in a federal mediator was one.
Talk to any NHL player about the lockout and, at some point, each one will say he wants to play hockey. Even in supporting the Players' Association, getting back on the ice and earning a living again is the goal.