NHL Lockout: Top 5 Dumbest Holdups Preventing a New CBA from Being Signed

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NHL Lockout: Top 5 Dumbest Holdups Preventing a New CBA from Being Signed
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National Hockey League Players' Association executive director Donald Fehr.

Hockey fans are one week into the lockout, and personally speaking, the withdrawal has not yet sunk in. As such, nor have the pains, shakes, walls closing in from all around and hallucinations of evil clowns attacking from all angles.

However, it is, of course, just one week in, and the actual NHL season is only scheduled to start in October, so it’s far from an overly positive sign. It's probably best to continue avoiding circuses from here on out for fear of letting something fierce and unrelenting escape from deep within my psyche.

Unfortunately, the gong show that has become the current negotiations between the league and the National Hockey League Players’ Association isn’t exactly helping on that front. Here are the top five dumbest holdups preventing an end to the current lockout:

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