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Sept. 15 -- NHL lockout begins

After two months of talks between team owners and the NHLPA, the league's Collective Bargaining Agreement expired at midnight and the NHL entered its fourth work stoppage since 1992. With the owners entrenched in their key position that they wouldn't open for business without a new CBA that requires players to accept salary cuts and limits on free agency, and the union insisting that a better revenue sharing plan is the best way to help the league's struggling franchises, the first 60 preseason games were cancelled within days of the witching hour. As players packed their gear for Europe or Russia instead of training camps, fear grew that some or all of the season could be lost, as happened in 1994-95 and 2004-05 respectively.

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