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Federal mediators didn't bring much progress in the CBA negotiations. Where do the talks go now? [Cross Checks]
Gary Bettman has suggested a direct meeting between the players and owners without the brass present. [PHT]
The Portland Winterhawks of the WHL have been slammed with massive penalties for an "unprecedented number of violations." [PHT]
A recent study is urging the need for a culture shift regarding hockey and concussions. [Slap Shot]
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