It’s been a long and wrenching experience for Hockey fans across the world. The lockout lasted for 113 days and took 510 games from the 2012-2013 season. Yet with all the bad blood between the two parties, a deal was made.
Early on Sunday Morning NHL, commissioner Gary Bettman and NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr announced that framework was in place for a new collective bargaining agreement.
This new deal will last for 10 years with a mutual opt-out clause after eight years and will permit at most, a 50-game season beginning on Jan. 15 or a 48-game season that would start on Jan. 19.
Finally, hockey fans, players and owners can breathe a large sigh of relief.