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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 new CBA is believed to be a 10 year agreement, with an opt out option at eight years. Player's contract limits are now a 7 year contract, or 8 years if the team is re-signing. Revenue sharing is set at $200 million. There is also a contract buyout which can be used next season, not this upcoming season. The maximum number of buyouts is 2.
Special thanks to the federal mediation of Scot Beckenbaugh. He was said to be the hero of all this. The two sides met for 16 hours yesterday/today, and in the end it was all resolved.
MUCH more to come, but for now...are you ready for some hockey?
BEST OF MAXIM
After 113 days, the National Hockey League lockout has come to an end as both sides have come to a tentative agreement after a 16 hour negotiation session with a federal mediator that started Saturday (Jan. 5) afternoon.
Game On! NHL lockout over after 113 days.
NHL Commissioner, Gary Bettman would not elaborate on the details of the agreement, but we do know the term of the deal...
The hockey experts at Sportsnet take a look at Gary Bettman.
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...
A report from the Winnipeg Free Press states that Gary Bettman will cancel the 2012-13 NHL season on Thursday, January 10th if a deal hasn't been reached or if a deal doesn't appear to be imminent.
The article from the Winnipeg Free Press says that a "veteran member of the NHL's board of governors" indicated Bettman was ready and willing to cancel the season...
The two sides have finally reportedly reached an agreement, and now the NHL will look to have a 48- or 50-game season, starting in mid-January.
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...
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.
NEW YORK (AP) -- If there is going to be a hockey season, the NHL and the players' association can't afford many more days like this.
A long night of bargaining Wednesday that stretched into the early morning hours didn't end well and likely kept the sides apart for most of the day Thursday. No new full-scale negotiations took place, and outside of a few relatively brief...
NASHVILLE - And on the 113th day of the lockout, they said let their be hockey.
They are NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and NHL Players Association executive director Donald Fehr, who emerged early Sunday morning from a final 16-hour bargaining session in New York City to decree the lockout over and that league players and owners would soon ratify a new collective bargaining agreement...
NEW YORK -- The National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players' Association reached agreement on the framework of a new Collective Bargaining Agreement early Sunday morning."Don Fehr and I are here to tell you that we have reached an agreement on the framework of a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the details of which need to be put to paper," NHL...
The NHL and the players' association have reached a tentative agreement Sunday morning as NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr announced a framework for a new collective bargaining agreement. "Don Fehr and I are here to tell you that we have reached an agreement on the framework of a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the details of which...
So the NHL is back with pretty much a joke of a season...but wait!
They have to get all those players back... Will they succeed? I'm not sure everyone will return. There has to be concern that injuries may take control and there is no room to develop talent and anything that makes a team a team. It's basically the ultimate scramble tournament format. Who can...
NEW YORK (AP) They walked into a Manhattan hotel, knowing they were running out of time to save their season.
After 16 hours of tense talks, the NHL and its players finally achieved their elusive deal early Sunday morning, finding a way to restart a sport desperate to regain momentum and boost its prominence.
Ending a bitter dispute that wiped out a large part of the hockey season...
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...