Without a CBA since September 15th, the NHL and NHLPA have finally put to rest the lockout, tentatively finalizing a new 10-year collective bargaining agreement.
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Although the players and league did not meet to discuss a new CBA together on Friday, more real progress will have been made on this day than in any previous negotiation session, and it will result in the end of the NHL lockout.
I err on the side of caution with almost everything so bear with me when I say this.
When the NHL comes back, whenever that might be, you will too. And so will you. And you. And you in the back there…you, too.
It’s been a long 104 days without the NHL in our lives. We’ve missed Opening Night, one of the greatest days of the year for hockey fans. We missed a 2011-12 Stanley Cup Championship banner raising in Los Angeles and the subsequent talks of a championship hangover when the Kings fail to go undefeated in the first month of the season. We missed what could have been the most bizarre 24/7 yet between the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs, filled with awkward Phil Kessel moments and more insight on why Pavel Datsyuk is utterly peculiar off the ice but a pure magician on the ice.
Most importantly, we missed a lot of hockey at the professional level in North America
As Christmas approaches, Gary Bettman and Donald Fehr have written a letter to hockey fans everywhere. In it, they’d like to explain their holiday plans. They also discuss their desires and wishes for you and your family.
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