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by Brandon Wenerd on January 6, 2013

It all went down at 5 AM this morning. Via Puck Daddy's Greg Wyshynski: 

But at around 5 a.m. on Jan. 6, the word finally spread around the hockey world: The NHL and the NHLPA had reached a verbal agreement on a tentative framework for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Drop the puck. The NHL will be finally back, with a 10-year CBA solidified between union chief Donald Fehr and Commissioner Gary Bettman. As Fehr said, via Sportsnet: “Any process like this is difficult; it can be long…we have the framework of a deal.”
Rich Chere of the Newark Star-Ledger reports some details:

Deal to end NHL lockout tentative with 10-year CBA (opt-out after 8 years), 7-year contract limit (8 for own players) and $64.3 M cap '13-14

— Rich Chere (@Ledger_NJDevils) January 6, 2013

That’s right: After the NHL asked for a $60 million cap, the players got the League to move all the way to $64.3.

 

According to reports, there will either be a 50-game season starting January 15 or 48-game season starting January 19. Teams will reportedly only play within their conferences. Regardless…. HOCKEY IS BACK!

Brandon Wenerd

About Brandon Wenerd...

Brandon Wenerd is BroBible's senior editor, guru of @brotips, and director of strategic partnerships. He joined BroBible in the fall of 2009 after graduating from Penn State. When he’s not writing, Brandon enjoys fishing, Phish, Philly sports, Dewey Beach, supporting live music, hot sauce, and beer. E-mail him with post ideas and news tips: brandon@brobible.com.

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