|National Hockey League Collective Bargaining Agreement -1993-2004
2.1. Recognition. The NHL recognizes the NHLPA as the exclusive
bargaining representative of all present and future players
employed as such in the League by the Clubs, but not including
any other Club employees. The NHL and NHLPA agree that
notwithstanding the foregoing, such players, acting individually
or through certified agents, and Clubs may, on an individual
basis, bargain with respect to and agree upon (1) an individual
salary over and above the minimum requirements established by
this Agreement and (2) to the extent not inconsistent with this
Agreement or any Exhibit hereto, including but not limited to the
Standard Player's Contract, special covenants to be included in
an individual Standard Player's Contract that concern benefits.
2.2. NHLPA Meetings. The NHLPA may hold meetings with the
players of each Club during training camp and the regular season,
provided the arrangements for each meeting have been cleared
through the General Manager of the Club involved and that no such
meeting shall interfere with the training, practice or operation
of the Club. Clearance shall not be unreasonably withheld.
2.3. Conflicts. No player directly or indirectly shall represent
any other player in the League except through the NHLPA, or have
any financial interest or participation in any entity that
represents players except the NHLPA.
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