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NHL CBA session, loaded with heavyweights, to start about 2:30

Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby talks with reporters in

Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby talks with reporters in front of his locker in the NHL hockey team's locker room at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. The Penguins lost in six games of the first round of the NHL playoffs to the Philadelphia Flyers. (April 24, 2012) Credit: AP

I'm not in Toronto, but there's quite a lineup in the meetings:

Four owners:  Jacobs (Bruins), who chairs Board of Governors, Leipold (Wild), Leonsis (Caps)  and Murray Edwards (Flames).

18 players, including Sidney Crosby, Jarome Iginla, Eric Staal. No Rangers or Isles.

Should be some intruiging give-and-take.

I'd expect the chief negotiators to be speaking before and/or after...

When the NBA was in a CBA battle, these type of group sessions were a sign for the beginning of talks that eventually led to a contract...

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