Until the NHLPA ratifies the new collective bargaining agreement this weekend, NHL fans everywhere are forced to sit and wait. Of course, they’ve gotten so good at it lately what’s another few days, eh?
Louis Jean of TVA Sports in Montreal reported today that the league would not release the 2013 schedule until both sides have ratified the new CBA. The owners held up their end of the bargain today but the Player’s Association will vote on Friday and Saturday.
Shortly after an agreement was reached this past Sunday morning, it was being reported that the league wanted to kick off the 2013 season with a bang. After putting fans through three needless months of agony and anger via the lockout, there was talk that they wanted January 19 (the reported start to the season) to be a rival-filled night. Boston against Montreal! Los Angeles against Anaheim! Detroit against Nashville!
The NHL must have a different definition of the word “rivalry” than we do.
The Predators versus the Red Wings ...