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Crosby, Stamkos, Ovechkin among NHL stars attending labour talks

The stars have come out for the NHL's latest round of collective bargaining talks.

Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin, Steven Stamkos and Jason Spezza are among the players in today's meeting in Toronto.

The NHL Players' Association is expected to present its first proposal to the league at the meeting.

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Union leader Donald Fehr has said the proposal will be an "alternative view" rather than a counter-offer to the initial plan put forward by the NHL last month.

That proposal called for lowering the players' share in revenue and introducing new contract restrictions, including a five-year cap on deals.

While players have attended every session of bargaining, today is the first time the game's biggest stars have taken part.

The current CBA expires Sept. 15 and the NHL has said there will be a lockout if a new agreement isn't in place by then.

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