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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 …

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NHL Budges on CBA Terms and Jeopardizes Bryzgalov’s Future

Word broke during the first period of the U.S. – Russia World Junior Championship game that the NHL has made a new proposal to the NHLPA, confirming Tweets made by Eklund last night on the topic I am told by a reliable source the NHL and NHLPA will be meeting Friday. — Hockey Buzz Eklund (@Eklund) December 28, 2012 More info regarding the latest new proposal here>hockeybuzz.com/blog/Eklund/NH… — Hockey Buzz Eklund (@Eklund) December 28, 2012     Pierre LeBrun of ESPN broke the new proposal down in greater detail. The key points are as follows: NHL now proposing 6-year limit on contracts, …

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CBA Chatter

  Everything you wanted to know about the CBA but were afraid to ask Here are your updates from the past week on the ongoing collective bargaining agreement talks from around the Web. It’s like waiting for Christmas, but worse Now, we wait for the players vote about disbanding the union: [Philly.com] [Toronto Sun] And players wait to hear back from the league: [The Hockey News] [CSNPhilly.com] Really, there is nothing to do but wait for either a lawsuit or an agreement. If there is to be a season, it needs to start by January 15th or there will be no season. …

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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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