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December 10, 2012 12:00 AM

David J. Neal: If NHL, players aren’t careful, fans could learn to cope without hockey

The NHL and NHL Players Association aren’t talking right now. They were earlier this week and seemed to be moving toward a coming together. Now, each sits while the league that’s made both sides plenty of money shrinks in stature and visibility.

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