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NHL and NHLPA reach tentative agreement, so what’s changed in this CBA?

The lockout lasted 113 days, but it is finally over. Early this morning, after missing over 500 games, the NHL and the NHL Player’s Association (NHLPA) reached a tentative agreement on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. So what exactly has changed between the old CBA and the new one? The CBA has a 10 year term and includes a mutual opt-out clause after year eight. The expired CBA had a term of eight years, with an opt-out clause for both sides after seven years. The salary cap ceiling in Year One will be $60 million, however, as expected during this past summer, teams …

Jerry York

A look back at 2012 in hockey

Although the 2012-13 National Hockey League season has yet to start, the hockey world never stopped producing stories. We at Flyers Faithful compiled our list of the top hockey stories of 2012. Let us know what moments are on your list. 10. Small-market signing frenzy During the final free agency period before the current Collective Bargaining Agreement expired, small market teams suddenly found themselves at the forefront of big name free agent signing news. Minnesota made a big splash by landing both Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, arguably two of the top free agents this offseason; Nashville matched a ludicrous …

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New sked for New Year? NHL cancels slate through December 30

In a move that should come as no surprise, the National Hockey League decided to blow out 99 percent of December games, this time in a 15-day block between the 15th and 30th, making the announcement on Monday afternoon. Despite the work done by the NHL and NHLPA this past week in New York to close significant gaps in philosophy and how billions of dollars should be divided, a new Collective Bargaining Agreement has not been struck, but is closer than ever to being fashioned. With games only wiped out through December 14th, it was inevitable that a lack of …

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All-Star Game latest casualty as NHL cancels more games

The National Hockey League officially announced the cancellation of the 2012-13 regular-season schedule through December 14 on Saturday afternoon. As expected, the NHL also cancelled the 2013 NHL All-Star Weekend scheduled for January 26-27 in Columbus, Ohio. The cancellations are necessary due to the absence of a new Collective Bargaining Agreement between the NHL Players’ Association and the NHL. A total of 422 regular-season games — 34.3 percent of the season — were scheduled for Oct. 11 through Dec. 14. “The reality of losing more regular-season games as well as the 2013 NHL All-Star Weekend in Columbus is extremely disappointing,” …

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