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Lockout looming? NHL is 1 year away from key labor deadline

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Connor McDavid heard teammates talking about another potential lockout when he entered the NHL - in 2015. As he became one of hockey's best players and signed the richest annual contract in the league, McDavid says he remains optimistic there will not be another work stoppages like those in 2004-05 and 2012-13 - but he protected himself anyway with contract language guaranteeing some early payment, just in case.
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Lockout looming? NHL is 1 year away from key labour deadline

5 days ago   |   By

Connor McDavid heard teammates talking about another potential lockout when he entered the NHL - in 2015.
As he became one of hockey's best players and signed the richest annual contract in the league, McDavid says he remains optimistic there will not be another work stoppages like those in 2004-05 and 2012-13 - but he protected himself anyway with contract language guaranteeing some early payment, just in case.
“Both parties have kind of prepared so long for it,” McDavid said. “I genuinely believe that both sides want to keep playing. We want to play and the owners want to keep making...
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