Originally written on The Predatorial  |  Last updated 1/12/13
Below is a message that was released shortly ago from Predators Chairman Tom Cigarran: “While it has taken much longer than anyone had hoped, we are pleased  that a new 10-year collective bargaining agreement between the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players Association has been concluded. This new agreement, while far from what we had hoped to achieve when talks began, gives our franchise the opportunity for long-term financial stability, a situation that did not exist under the old agreement. It also provides the likelihood of labor peace for the next 10 years, something fans, players and owners certainly welcome. We can’t express strongly enough how much we appreciate the support and loyalty of our fans, sponsors and partners during what has been a long and difficult process. The new agreement also enables us to get back on the ice this season. All of us, Predators players, coaches and owners believe that this year’s team is possibly the best team in the history of our franchise. It is the best combination of outstanding talent, experience and young player  potential  we have ever had. We are excited about our chances  for success this year and into the future.  Our goal remains the same, a Stanley Cup for the Nashville Predators. We look forward to welcoming back to the Bridgestone Arena our fans, the  best fans in the National Hockey League, the Predators “Seventh Man.” Go Preds! GAME ON!”
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