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Sunday Hockey Notes

NHL owners could solve labor issue on their own

A quick check of the hockey calendar shows that we have a touch less than six weeks to go before the collective bargaining agreement between the NHL and the players’ union gets blown to smithereens Sept. 15.

Pardon the hyperbole, but it’s early August, nearly two months since the Kings won the Stanley Cup, and we here at hockey central are required to deliver such bombast to shake the greenhead flies and melting slush cones from your summer vacation.

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