'The NHL is poised to issue a deadline of Monday or Tuesday for the players' association to agree to a labor deal and will initiate a final round of talks before it becomes the first major professional sports league to cancel an entire season. With schedules of 28, 30 and 32 games in hand, NHL executives calculated that they must have a general agreement by Tuesday and start the season around Feb. 25.'
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'Ruff isn't on the ice as much as he normally would be because of the NHL lockout. That's why the Sabres' coach has been getting his jollies one night a week in the Performax senior league.'