Originally written January 08, 2013 on NY Rangers Blog:
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, Fehr and Commissioner Gary Bettman reached a tentative agreement in the wee morning hours of January 6. But will this new CBA we have labor peace? Among the new details awaiting to be ratfied by both sides, the new CBA calls for a 10-year length and opt-outs in Year 8. To me, that beckons for the same show we witnessed recently to creep up again in eight years. 
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