“We have reached an agreement on the framework of a new collective bargaining agreement,” is what commissioner Gary Bettman told reporters early this morning in an interview alongside Donald Fehr.
Both men being cautious with their words not to say the lockout is officially over, but they believe in a few days that is what they can tell fans.
It took 113 days for the NHL and the NHLPA to come to an agreement, and the road is not over. The two sides need a few days to finalize the paperwork to make it official. This agreement would salvage a 48 game in conference season. They couldn’t have waited any longer to agree being that the final cancellation of games was approaching fast, and after that mark there would be no season even if an agreement could be met.
Stay tuned for more information on the matter!