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Afternoon Dump & Chase: NHL CBA Implications Still Uncertain

While the legal eagles from the NHL & NHLPA finish the work of finalizing the fully-detailed Collective Bargaining Agreement, the implications of the league's new framework are only beginning to be understood. Will players previously stashed in the minors find major-league work again? Will a leading NHLPA advocate find himself blackballed as a free agent by teams? These questions and more are to be found below...

Will Chris Campoli's work with the NHLPA come back to bite him?
Will Chris Campoli's work with the NHLPA come back to bite him?
Timothy T. Ludwig-US PRESSWIRE

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Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

30 Thoughts: Corey Perry, Ryan Getzlaf take priority on Ducks | Hockey | CBC Sports
Perhaps the most interesting new CBA wrinkle discussed here has to do with the fight against sleeping pills.

Ridiculously overpaid players are the new market inefficiency | Backhand Shelf
Will Scott Gomez and Wade Redden eventually find new homes in the NHL under this CBA?

Grange on NHL: Did CBA cost Campoli a job? -
If Chris Campoli's activism during the CBA negotiations is hurting his chances of landing on a roster, I wonder if it might ultimately help him down the road if he wanted to become a player agent.

KHL prez shouldn't be rushing to judgment - Cross Checks Blog - ESPN
Will Alexander Medvedev's smack talk impact the NHL's thinking on sending players to the Olympics?

Center Ice to be $50 or $60 in 2013 - Pension Plan Puppets
Meh, I cancelled my account when the lockout first began, and I'm not renewing.

Damien Brunner Ready to Excel in Detroit - The Hockey Writers
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Mark Fistric Traded To Edmonton Oilers For 2013 Third-Round Pick - Defending Big D
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Lubomir Visnovsky will miss Islanders training camp, per report - Lighthouse Hockey
Not good news for New York Islanders fans.

Dean Lombardi and Darryl Sutter to Receive Long-Term Contract Extensions - Jewels From The Crown
The GM and head coach of the Stanley Cup champs punch their ticket.

Media no longer allowed to ask Flames about Iginla’s contract status - Calgary Herald
The Flames can ignore the speculation about Jarome Iginla, who is in the final year of his deal and would make an ideal trade deadline pickup for a Cup contender, but it will rage nonetheless.

Lost in the Lockout: the Flames turn 40 | The Hockey Writers
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