Some holdups with holdouts

When NHL training camps begin this week, some rising stars will be absent because of continuing contract disputes.

Updated: September 8, 2003, 11:44 AM ET
By By Jim Wilkie | NHL Insider
When NHL training camps begin throughout this week, some rising stars will be absent because of continuing contract disputes.

And while players, coaches and general managers will try to brush off any absences by saying one player doesn't make a difference, playoff spots or a better spot in the standings might be at stake if the contract impasses last into the start of the season.


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