Found January 07, 2013 on NESN.com:
Picimg_nhl_feb_10_f34c
Andrew Ference wasted no time tweeting out the news that the NHL owners and NHLPA had come to terms on a deal Sunday morning. He, like hockey fans everywhere, can’t way to get back to work. Ference dropped by WEEI’s Dennis and Callahan on Monday, and he discussed the lengthy labor negotiations that culminated in a deal that, according to the Bruins defenseman, was “all give” from the players’ side. “Well, if you look at the CBAs, the only thing better is the pension. And you get your own room on the road at a little younger age. In terms of winning, that’s it,” Ference said. “In today’s world, everybody understood it’s concessionary bargaining. You look at the other sports leagues and what’s happened to them, you could say that there’s certain aspects that we did better in compared to those guys. But compared to the old world that we played under, it was all give. That was the only possible way to play hockey, to have hockey, in our view, to save the season, and I think save the spor
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Andrew Ference Apologizes To Fans Following CBA Deal

Shortly after a new CBA was reached between the NHL and NHLPA early Sunday morning, Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference took to Twitter to offer a personal apology to hockey fans affected by the lockout. Ference sent out the below tweets to his more than 28,000 followers early Sunday: Game on. These guys waited a long time today for this scoop. twitter.com/Ferknuckle/sta… — Andrew...

Andrew Ference Signals End of NHL Lockout With Thumbs-Up Tweet, Apologizes for Fans Missing Hockey

NHL players and fans have spent the last few months wondering whether hockey would ever come back. On Sunday morning, after several instances of coming close to a deal only to see it slip away, the NHL and players’ association finally reached a tentative agreement that both sides could get behind. While the final details are still being worked out, the agreement was strong enough...

Will the Cycle of Labor Strife Finally End?

One of Donald Fehr's objectives in negotiating a new CBA as Director of the NHLPA was to create stability in the NHL to end the cycle of labor stoppages that have enveloped the sport. After 113 grueling days of a lockout that saw hockey lose nearly half the season, millions in revenue and potentially scarred fans for life from participating in the coolest sport on Earth,...

Hockey is Back! NHL, NHLPA Strike Deal On New CBA

Following a marathon 16-hour negotiation on the 113th day of the lockout, the NHL owners and the players association have finally struck a deal on a new collective bargaining agreement. The term of the deal is for 10 years and will salvage what’s left of the 2012-13 season. This came as a surprise to many since both sides appeared to be very far apart on some key issues. But around...

Unlocked: NHL Reaches Agreement

At around 5am in New York City, the NHL and NHLPA reached a tenative CBA agreement.  The lockout is officially over folks! Gary Bettman and Donald Fehr spoke to the media this morning announcing the deal.  The framework for the season will be a 48-50 game season.  Training camps will begin by the end of the week, and the official schedule will be set in the next day or so. The...

NHL, union reach tentative agreement

NEW YORK (AP) -- Hockey is back, and it took nearly four months and one long night to get the game back on the ice. With the season on the line, the NHL and the players' association agreed on a tentative pact to end a 113-day lockout and save what was left of a fractured schedule. Commissioner Gary Bettman and union executive director Donald Fehr ceased being adversaries and...

NHL, NHLPA Reach Tentative Agreement to Bring Hockey Back, Start Season

NEW YORK — Hockey is back, and it took nearly four months and one long night to get the game back on the ice. With the season on the line, the NHL and the players’ association agreed on a tentative pact to end a 113-day lockout and save what was left of a fractured schedule. Commissioner Gary Bettman and union executive director Donald Fehr ceased being adversaries and announced...

NHL, players reach deal to end lockout

NEW YORK (AP) -- Hockey is back, and it took nearly four months and one long night to get the game back on the ice. With the season on the line, the NHL and the players' association agreed on a tentative pact to end a 113-day lockout and save what was left of a fractured schedule. Commissioner Gary Bettman and union executive director Donald Fehr ceased being adversaries and...

NHL, players union reach tentative agreement

NEW YORK (AP) -- Hockey is back, and it took nearly four months and one long night to get the game back on the ice. With the season on the line, the NHL and the players' association agreed on a tentative pact to end a 113-day lockout and save what was left of a fractured schedule. Commissioner Gary Bettman and union executive director Donald Fehr ceased being adversaries and...

Vote: Do You Think the NHL and NHLPA Will Reach a Deal by Thursday’s Reported Deadline?

At this point the numbers seem beside the point. But, for the record, the NHL lockout is now reached day 112. But could there (finally, really) be an end in sight? The reports are flying in fast and furious at this point, so we’ll just try and recap it. With the prospect of a season that would be entirely lost as of this coming Thursday, the NHL and the Players’ Association appeared...

The NHL Returns: Why You Should Watch

Gary Bettman and Donald Fehr shook hands on Sunday, effectively ending the NHL lockout. The damage is done, but you should still watch.The post The NHL Returns: Why You Should Watch appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.

NHL, union reach agreement on 10-year deal

By IRA PODELL AP Sports Writer NEW YORK -- Hockey is back, and it took nearly four months and one long night to get the game back on the ice. With the season on the line, the NHL and the players' association agreed on a tentative pact to end a 113-day lockout and save what was left of a fractured schedule. Commissioner Gary Bettman and union executive director Donald Fehr...
Bruins News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.